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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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.

Government investment supports scientific research aboard RV Investigator

5 August 2014

Australian marine scientists will be on the water soon aboard CSIRO’s new research vessel the RV Investigator instead of stuck behind their desks under another Labor budget disaster which would have left the custom-built vessel languishing at dock without a cent to spend on field work, Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane said.

Helping Australian automotive suppliers adapt to change

4 August 2014

Australian automotive suppliers will be able to access assistance to diversify into other sectors with the $20 million Automotive Diversification Programme which opened to applications today.

Smart Grid report reinforces need for energy market reform

28 July 2014

Household and business electricity users could benefit from lower power prices and the electricity sector stands to gain a net economic benefit of up to $28 billion over the next 20 years through better use of electricity, according to a report released today.

Consultation opens for new Industry Skills Fund

28 July 2014

The Australian Government is seeking feedback on the design and implementation of the new Industry Skills Fund, the $476 million programme which will underpin Australia’s sustainable industries of the future.

$11m fund opens for more investment in Tasmania

24 July 2014

The Australian Government is putting in place another key programme in the comprehensive strategy to create new opportunities for investment and jobs growth in Tasmania.

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.