The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry
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Australian Government puts science at centre of industry collaboration

2 September 2014

Science and research are at the centre of the Australian Government’s industry policy which is focussed on lifting Australia’s rate of business and research collaboration to deliver commercial outcomes, economic growth and productivity gains.

Government delivers $50m commitment to expand higher-value manufacturing

1 September 2014

Australian manufacturing is continuing its transition into higher-value activities and more sophisticated and sustainable markets, with applications now open for the Australian Government’s $50 million Manufacturing Transition Programme.

New Chair and Deputy Chair to lead ANSTO Board

29 August 2014

Prominent businessman Mr James McDowell has been appointed the new chair of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) board.

Independent panel review of renewable energy target

28 August 2014

The Government has released the report from the independent panel on the review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET).

Government supports automotive industry transition

26 August 2014

The Australian Government is continuing to work with the automotive sector on a transition plan to help workers and components suppliers to capitalise on new opportunities in a diverse range of industries and will continue to support domestic manufacturing through fleet procurement through until the end of local car production.

National Skills Week showcases Australia's industry strengths

21 August 2014

Reforms that strengthen and streamline the vocational education and training (VET) sector are essential to ensure Australia has access to the highly skilled and productive workers needed to boost our international competitiveness and allow Australia to take advantage of changing global markets.

National Science Week celebrates Australia's achievements

16 August 2014

Australia’s achievements in science will be celebrated across the nation as National Science Week kicks off today.

Greens wrong with reckless claims on CSIRO research

15 August 2014

The Greens are wrong, again, this time about CSIRO research. But what makes the Greens’ latest distortion of the facts most disturbing is that their loose attitude to the truth is unnecessarily alarming members of the community.

A stronger voice for industry on VET reform

15 August 2014

The Australian Government is further strengthening the links between industry and the skills sector, with the appointment of a five-member Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board that will provide feedback to the Government as it continues reforms to the sector.

Minister hears from Traditional Owners in Tennant Creek

14 August 2014

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has met with Traditional Owners, members of the Muckaty Aboriginal Land Trust and community members in Tennant Creek to talk about a broad range of issues including options for a radioactive waste management facility.