The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry and Science

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry and Science
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Minister promoting Australian industry and science in China

30 June 2015

Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane will travel to China to promote trade and investment in Australia’s energy and resources sector and science and research ties.

CSIRO board appointments a combination of finance skills and energy sector knowledge

29 June 2015

Minister for Industry and Science, Ian Macfarlane, announced the appointment of successful businessman Mr Brian Watson, and the reappointment of Ms Shirley In’t Veld, to the Board of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) today.

Health sector members gather for industry forum

25 June 2015

Representatives from the medical technologies, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals and plastics and food manufacturing sectors will gather in Canberra today for the Australian Government’s first health industry stakeholder forum.

Scientific imagery capturing from above continues to benefit Australian industry

15 June 2015

Scientists from around the globe are gathering in Canberra this week to share strategies for using an unbroken thirty-six year view of planet Earth to address challenges both in Australia and across the globe.

Automotive Diversification Programme provides new opportunities in South Australia

10 June 2015

The Australian Government’s $20 million Automotive Diversification Programme has led to a major renewable energy export opportunity for a South Australian company.

Consumers and the community to have their say on Country of Origin food labelling

9 June 2015

All Australians can have their say on what they want in clearer country of origin food labelling in an online survey that will help design the Australian Government’s new labelling system.

Searching for Australia's next Chief Scientist

5 June 2015

The Australian Government has begun the process to select Australia’s next Chief Scientist, to build on the outstanding work of Professor Ian Chubb AC, whose tenure concludes at the end of the year.

JCU Professor Sandra Harding reappointed to AIMS board

3 June 2015

Professor Sandra Harding has been reappointed to the Council of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) for five years.

$23.4 million investment in projects for accelerating commercialisation

2 June 2015

Eighteen Australian companies will receive grants to propel their innovative ideas from the drawing board into the marketplace under the Australian Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation programme.

Board to help develop Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre

1 June 2015

Four leading food and agribusiness sector experts will join the board of Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), the organisation developing the Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre.