The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry
The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP
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Greater say for industry on training package design

31 October 2014

The Australian Government is opening a new round of consultation on the implementation of reforms to deliver more industry-relevant and flexible national training packages, which will in turn drive productivity and competitiveness.

Accelerating commercialisation outcomes in Australia

31 October 2014

Australian businesses and innovators will have access to the full suite of support streams to usher in a new wave of competitiveness and productivity growth under the Australian Government’s $484.2 million Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme.

Red tape reduction delivers $83.5 million saving for industry

30 October 2014

Australian industry will benefit from annual savings of $83.5 million through lower compliance costs with the repeal of unnecessary and counterproductive legislation and regulation.

2014 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

29 October 2014

Joint release with the Hon. Tony Abott MP, Prime Minister

Tonight, we recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of Australian science and Australian scientists.

Innovation in research to boost Australia’s economy

29 October 2014

Translating our research success into an economic boost is the focus of a new discussion paper, Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research, released today by the Australian Government.

Appointment to ARENA Board

28 October 2014

The Australian Government has appointed a fifth member to the Board of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

50 new jobs to be created in Hume through $3 million grant

25 October 2014

The Victorian Government, in partnership with the Federal Government and Ford Australia, today announced funding assistance to help establish a world-class new manufacturing facility in the City of Hume.

Final report into the Ranger leach tank incident

22 October 2014

The Australian Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane, and Northern Territory Minister for Mines and Energy, Willem Westra van Holthe, have released the findings of the final independent expert report into the leach tank failure at Ranger uranium mine.

Renewable energy target

22 October 2014

The Australian Government is committed to renewable energy and a Renewable Energy Target that represents a real 20 per cent of electricity production in Australia, as was the original bipartisan intent.

New apprenticeship support network a step closer

21 October 2014

The Australian Government is delivering the next tranche of reforms to make the skills and training system more job-focussed, today opening tenders for the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network.