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

15 January 2015

Australian industry benefits from Asian trade deals

Australian businesses have new opportunities to boost exports and break into key Asian markets with the implementation of landmark free trade agreements with Japan and South Korea. Australian consumers will also benefit from better priced manufactured goods including cheaper cars and electrical appliances.

24 December 2014

Minister for Industry and Science welcomes new chair and members to marine council

Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane says a new chair and three new members appointed to the Australian Institute of Marine Science Council represent a valuable new contribution to the body.

17 December 2014

Australia attracts $660 million in new offshore exploration

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane today announced the awarding of seven new permits worth more than $660 million as part of Round 2 of the Australian Government’s 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.

12 December 2014

Government to seek voluntary nominations for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility site

The Australian Government will begin a nationwide voluntary site nomination process for a radioactive waste management facility. A call for expressions of interest from landowners will open in March 2015.