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 July 2014

Consultation opens for new Industry Skills Fund

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.

24 July 2014

$11m fund opens for more investment in Tasmania

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.

23 July 2014

Tasmanian business leaders advise major projects agency

Two prominent Tasmanian business people have been appointed to a board to advise the newly created Tasmanian Major Projects Approval Agency.

18 July 2014

Building on gains in global innovation rankings

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane today launched the Global Innovation Index 2014 and said Australia would continue to consolidate its position in global supply chains and global markets as local industries moved towards a new future.