The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP was sworn in as Minister for Industry and Science on 23 December 2014.

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

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.

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.

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.

Joint media release with Minister for Communications the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

One of the largest digital innovation teams in the world will be created when CSIRO’s Digital Productivity flagship and NICTA merge, Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane and Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull announced today.

Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane has called a meeting of key stakeholders in Wollongong on September 7, including the NSW Government, local federal MPs, BlueScope Steel, workers, unions, the local council, the business community and the university to discuss a long-term economic strategy for the region.

Dr Brian Fisher, AO PSM, will continue to make an important contribution to the work of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) after being re-appointed to the AIMS Council until 2017.

Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane has welcomed the appointment of atomic physics researcher and academic Emeritus Professor Stephen Buckman AM to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) board.

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