The Australian Government is committed to helping the people, families and local business impacted by Rio Tinto’s announcement to suspend production at the Gove alumina refinery.
The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP was sworn in as Minister for Industry and Science on 23 December 2014.
I am deeply disappointed by Holden’s decision to end car manufacturing in Australia from 2017.
Hon John Dawkins AO, inaugural Chair of the National Skills Standards Council, has advised me that he is resigning from the position of Chair of the Council and I have accepted his resignation.
Australian Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane and Northern Territory Minister for Mines and Energy Willem Westra van Holthe have released the terms of reference for a joint investigation and review into an incident involving the failure of a leach tank at Energy Resources of Australia’s (ERA) Ranger Uranium Mine on Saturday 7 December. A taskforce, consisting of the regulatory authorities responsible for the mine, was immediately established to investigate.
The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to work co-operatively with the States and Territories on energy market reform, Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane said today, following the fifth Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) meeting.
Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane has released an Issues Paper to begin consultation on the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper.
Australia has a strong manufacturing history and will have a strong manufacturing future.
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said Australia has the opportunity to seize new markets, captialise on its inventive nature, and create new jobs as the country moves to join a new global era of industry growth and build a sophisticated manufacturing base.
The Australian Government will continue to work with Rio Tinto and the Northern Territory Government to build on existing support programmes as further details are released about the transition pla
Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has called for submissions to the reviews that will guide Australia’s transition to a new era of manufacturing and competitiveness, in preparation for the 2016 and 2017 departure of Ford and Holden.