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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Tasmanian business leaders advise major projects agency

23 July 2014

Two prominent Tasmanian business people have been appointed to a board to advise the newly created Tasmanian Major Projects Approval Agency.

Building on gains in global innovation rankings

18 July 2014

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane today launched the Global Innovation Index 2014 and said Australia would continue to consolidate its position in global supply chains and global markets as local industries moved towards a new future.

Australian Government managing billion dollar investment in renewables

17 July 2014

The Australian Government is committed to encouraging positive technological advances through the significant taxpayer investment in renewable energy projects made under the banner of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Trade Support Loans to help apprentices complete their training

16 July 2014

Australian apprentices will have the support they need to take up a trade and complete their training, with the Government delivering on its election commitment to introduce Trade Support Loans.

Australian scientists reaching for the stars at Mount Stromlo

15 July 2014

Australian scientists have snared two world-leading contracts to make astronomical instruments which will further consolidate Australia’s reputation for global innovation, Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane said today.

New app helps Australians save money on power bills

11 July 2014

The Australian Government has released a free Energy Rating app designed to help households and businesses save money on their power bills by choosing energy efficient appliances.

Exploration development incentive boosts greenfields development

2 July 2014

The Government today launches the Exploration Development Incentive, which will support junior exploration companies to conduct ‘greenfields’ mineral exploration.

A new era for Australian industry and small business

1 July 2014

A new era for industry development in Australia has begun today, focussing on new investment, jobs growth, and new opportunities for Australian entrepreneurs.

Major projects approval agency a welcome boost to Tasmania

1 July 2014

The Tasmanian economy will receive a vital boost, with today marking the start of the Tasmanian Major Projects Approval Agency.

Australian industry sharpens its competitive edge

25 June 2014

Fifty-nine enterprising small businesses in the textile, clothing and footwear sector have been awarded a total of $2.16 million under the final round of the TCF Small Business Programme.