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

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

Minister for Industry and Science, Ian Macfarlane, announced the appointment of successful businessman Mr Brian Watson, and the reappointment of Ms Shirley In’t Veld, to the Board of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) today.

Representatives from the medical technologies, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals and plastics and food manufacturing sectors will gather in Canberra today for the Australian Government’s first health industry stakeholder forum.

Scientists from around the globe are gathering in Canberra this week to share strategies for using an unbroken thirty-six year view of planet Earth to address challenges both in Australia and across the globe.

The Australian Government’s $20 million Automotive Diversification Programme has led to a major renewable energy export opportunity for a South Australian company.

All Australians can have their say on what they want in clearer country of origin food labelling in an online survey that will help design the Australian Government’s new labelling system.

The Australian Government has begun the process to select Australia’s next Chief Scientist, to build on the outstanding work of Professor Ian Chubb AC, whose tenure concludes at the end of the year.

Professor Sandra Harding has been reappointed to the Council of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) for five years.


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