The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry and Science

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry and Science
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Mine expansion to deliver regional benefits

28 August 2015

The recent completion of the Boggabri coal mine expansion project will bring substantial economic and social benefits to the region for the next two decades, including local jobs and investment, Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane said.

CSIRO and NICTA join forces to create digital research powerhouse

28 August 2015

Joint media release with Minister for Communications the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

One of the largest digital innovation teams in the world will be created when CSIRO’s Digital Productivity flagship and NICTA merge, Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane and Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull announced today.

Australian Government working with Illawarra community on steel future

25 August 2015

Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane has called a meeting of key stakeholders in Wollongong on September 7, including the NSW Government, local federal MPs, BlueScope Steel,

Fisher reappointment a boost for marine institute

24 August 2015

Dr Brian Fisher, AO PSM, will continue to make an important contribution to the work of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) after being re-appointed to the AIMS Council until 2017.

Appointment strengthens ANSTO board expertise

18 August 2015

Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane has welcomed the appointment of atomic physics researcher and academic Emeritus Professor Stephen Buckman AM to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) board.

National Science Week highlights $9.7b investment in science

14 August 2015

From the hands-on science of making food in Western Australia to a photographic exhibition of the Auroa Australis night sky colours in Tasmania, over one million Australians will celebrate the contribution science makes to Australia as part of National Science Week 2015.

Submission to nuclear fuel cycle Royal Commission

13 August 2015

The Australian Government has made a submission supporting the Royal Commission’s investigation into South Australia’s further participation in the nuclear fuel cycle.

Marine Science Plan to guide blue economy

12 August 2015

Expanding Australia’s valuable “blue economy” while also protecting our oceans is at the core of a National Marine Science Plan launched today.

Energy productivity target to help cut energy bills

11 August 2015

The Australian Government has set a target for national energy productivity to improve by 40 per cent by 2030 to help reduce Australians’ energy bills and tackle climate change.

New investment to expand gas industry research

11 August 2015

The Australian Government and NSW Government will invest a total of $3 million in a strategic research alliance with CSIRO and industry to expand research on the social and environmental impacts of the onshore gas industry.