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 September 2015

New NSW coal mine contributing to regional community and national economy

The opening of Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Mine will bring stable jobs and regional economic prosperity to the Narrabri, Gunnedah and Tamworth communities in North-Western NSW.

31 August 2015

Speech at the Gold Coast Science Competition Awards Ceremony

Parliamentary Secretary Andrews presented the 2015 Gold Coast Science Competition Awards.

31 August 2015

New support for carbon capture and storage R&D

The Australian Government is investing in the advancement of carbon capture and storage technologies, through a research fund designed to facilitate industry investment and research, Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane said.

28 August 2015

Mine expansion to deliver regional benefits

The recent completion of the Boggabri coal mine expansion project will bring substantial economic and social benefits to the region for the next two decades, including local jobs and investment, Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane said.