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 March 2015

Call for voluntary land nominations for a national radioactive waste management facility

The Australian Government has opened the process for voluntary site nominations for a national radioactive waste management facility.

26 February 2015

Australian Government acts on clearer food labelling

The Australian Government will ensure consumers have access to clear, consistent and easy-to-understand food labelling, through changes that will allow for more informed choices.

26 February 2015

Interview with Sky News

Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane is interviewed by Sky News on food labelling and renewable energy targets.

26 February 2015

Over fifty years of space collaboration between Australia and the United States

Today marks the anniversary of one of Australia’s most significant achievements in international science collaboration – it’s exactly 55 years to the day since the original space communication and tracking agreement was signed between Australia and the United States on the 26th of February 1960.