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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CSIRO BHP Billiton Foundation collaboration supporting future scientists

30 September 2014

Indigenous Australians will have greater support to participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), under a new CSIRO and BHP Billiton Foundation programme.

Energy Green Paper setting policy direction for an energy superpower

23 September 2014

The Australian Government has released an Energy Green Paper, which sets a framework for the development of a coherent and comprehensive blueprint that will allow Australia to take full advantage of its natural strengths and consolidate its position as an energy superpower, Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane said.

New CEO for the national offshore petroleum regulator

18 September 2014

The Australian Government has appointed Mr Stuart Smith as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said.

Innovative medical technology and export focus improving Australian industry

17 September 2014

Medical technology and pharmaceuticals are just two sectors where Australia can play to its strengths in the global marketplace, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said today, while launching a new robotic system to improve stem cell research at the Centre for Eye Research Australia.

Business leader appointed to review Cooperative Research Centres

16 September 2014

Prominent lawyer and innovation expert David Miles AM has been appointed to lead the review of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme.

Bioproducts research institute firm example of close industry collaboration

16 September 2014

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane said creating new links between industry and research must become more frequent if Australia is to capitalise on its competitive strengths, today launching a ne

Government's second tranche of VET reforms to deliver industry led and job ready skills and training

11 September 2014

Industry will have a stronger voice in ensuring Australia’s workforce is skilled, flexible and ready to drive economic growth in the industries of the future, under the Government’s comprehensive reform package for the Vocational Education and Training sector.

New research vessel latest example of targeted investments in science

9 September 2014

Australia’s newest scientific asset, the purpose-built CSIRO marine research vessel the RV Investigator has arrived at its home port of Hobart and will soon be on the water for cutting edge scientific research.

National radioactive waste management facility

8 September 2014

The Australian Government has released a notice indicating the Government’s intention to consider opening a nationwide volunteer process for land owners to nominate land for Australia’s radioactive waste management facility.

Jobs and new careers for young Australians to grow businesses

8 September 2014

The Australian Government is investing in two new innovative training programmes to enable young job seekers in regional communities to successfully get a job and provide employers the skilled employees they need to grow their business.