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

22 October 2014

Final report into the Ranger leach tank incident

The Australian Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane, and Northern Territory Minister for Mines and Energy, Willem Westra van Holthe, have released the findings of the final independent expert report into the leach tank failure at Ranger uranium mine.

22 October 2014

Renewable energy target

The Australian Government is committed to renewable energy and a Renewable Energy Target that represents a real 20 per cent of electricity production in Australia, as was the original bipartisan intent.

21 October 2014

New apprenticeship support network a step closer

The Australian Government is delivering the next tranche of reforms to make the skills and training system more job-focussed, today opening tenders for the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network.

17 October 2014

$8.7 million investment brings new jobs in Geelong

Up to 300 jobs will be created in Geelong, by a project to be funded by the Australian and Victorian Government’s $29.5 million Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF).