Ministers for the Department of Industry

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP was sworn in as Minister for Industry on 18 September 2013.

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry on 18 September 2013.

Latest news

28 August 2014

Independent panel review of renewable energy target

The Government has released the report from the independent panel on the review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET).

26 August 2014

Government supports automotive industry transition

The Australian Government is continuing to work with the automotive sector on a transition plan to help workers and components suppliers to capitalise on new opportunities in a diverse range of industries and will continue to support domestic manufacturing through fleet procurement through until the end of local car production.

26 August 2014

Federal Government invests $21.5 million in home-grown ingenuity

Parliamentary Secretary for Industry Bob Baldwin today announced $21.5 million funding for 12 new solar research and development (R&D) projects at an event hosted by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

21 August 2014

National Skills Week showcases Australia's industry strengths

Reforms that strengthen and streamline the vocational education and training (VET) sector are essential to ensure Australia has access to the highly skilled and productive workers needed to boost our international competitiveness and allow Australia to take advantage of changing global markets.