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

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

Australians will benefit from clearer, simpler information about where products come from.

An industry-sponsored resources roadmap sets out for the first time a unified set of priority activities to make a dramatic improvement in greenfields and under cover mineral exploration in Australia.

Another thirteen Australian companies have been offered assistance to propel their innovative ideas from the drawing board into the marketplace under the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

The Coalition Government welcomes Carbon Revolution’s announcement that it has been chosen by Ford USA to supply carbon fibre wheels to the new Shelby Mustang GT350R vehicle.

Electricity consumers will benefit from the application of a new project that will help the Australian electricity sector adapt to a fast changing world of new technologies, innovations and customer-driven reform.

The Commonwealth-Western Australia (WA) Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority has granted the renewal of five Commonwealth retention leases which are earmarked for the proposed Browse Floating LNG (FLNG) project operated by Woodside. The Western Australian Government has made a similar decision in regard to the two State retention leases.

Eligible businesses adversely impacted by the closure of the Home Insulation Program in 2010 will now have until 31 July 2015 to lodge an application for a payment under the Home Insulation Program Industry Payment Scheme (HIP IPS).

The Australian Government has recommitted its support for collaborative research by announcing the next round of the Australia-China Joint Research Centres (JRC).

Today the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments have joined with key gold industry players in a $1.685 million quest to prolong the life of proven mines and reveal sites for new operations.

Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane will travel to China to promote trade and investment in Australia’s energy and resources sector and science and research ties.


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