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

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.

15 December 2014

Levelling the playing field for Australian manufacturers and producers

The Australian Government is bolstering Australia’s anti-dumping system with a range of reforms to ensure Australian industry is in the strongest position to compete on a level playing field, while complying with international trade rules.

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.

12 December 2014

RV Investigator marks a new era in marine science and research

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane officially commissioned into service the Research Vessel (RV) Investigator for the Marine National Facility in a special welcome to port ceremony in Hobart today.