Ministers for the Department of Industry and Science

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP was sworn in as Minister for Industry and Science on 23 December 2014.

The Hon Karen Andrews MP

The Hon Karen Andrews MP

The Hon Karen Andrews MP was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science on 23 December 2014.

Latest news

2 July 2015

Australian-China committed to shared research

The Australian Government has recommitted its support for collaborative research by announcing the next round of the Australia-China Joint Research Centres (JRC).

1 July 2015

Drug testing laboratory marks 25 years of keeping sport clean

A team of Australian scientists is marking 25 years of defending the goal-line against prohibited performance enhancing substances in sport.

1 July 2015

Every second counts - leap second keeps Australia on time

Action taken today by one of the country’s leading research facilities will keep Australia on time with the rest of the world. You’d be forgiven for not noticing, but every second counts in today’s global markets.

30 June 2015

$1.6m Pathways project paves way for golden future

Today the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments have joined with key gold industry players in a $1.685 million quest to prolong the life of proven mines and reveal sites for new operations.