Ministers for the Department of Industry and Science

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

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

The Hon Karen Andrews MP

The Hon Karen Andrews MP

The Hon Karen Andrews MP was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science on 23 December 2014.

Latest news

30 January 2015

Students encouraged to aim for the stars with STEM subjects

Parents of students all across the country heading back to school this week are encouraged to foster an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in their children.

30 January 2015

COAG Energy Council gives consumers a stronger voice

The COAG Energy Council has delivered the latest in a series of reforms to give consumers a stronger voice by establishing Energy Consumers Australia, a new body that will increase consumer advocacy in the national energy policy arena.

27 January 2015

Cancer treatment among first to make Research Connections

An innovative Australian biotech company undertaking ground breaking research into treatments for diseases like brain cancer is among the first to benefit from an Australian Government programme designed to link businesses with researchers.

15 January 2015

Australian industry benefits from Asian trade deals

Australian businesses have new opportunities to boost exports and break into key Asian markets with the implementation of landmark free trade agreements with Japan and South Korea. Australian consumers will also benefit from better priced manufactured goods including cheaper cars and electrical appliances.