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 September 2014

Innovative medical technology and export focus improving Australian industy

Medical technology and pharmaceuticals are just two sectors where Australia can play to its strengths in the global marketplace, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said today, while launching a new robotic system to improve stem cell research at the Centre for Eye Research Australia.

16 September 2014

Business leader appointed to review Cooperative Research Centres

Prominent lawyer and innovation expert David Miles AM has been appointed to lead the review of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme.

16 September 2014

Bioproducts research institute firm example of close industry collaboration

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane said creating new links between industry and research must become more frequent if Australia is to capitalise on its competitive strengths, today launching a ne

15 September 2014

Australian Steel Institute Steel Building Conference

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, the Hon Bob Baldwin MP, addressed the Australian Steel Institute Conference on the Gold Coast.