The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry and Science

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry and Science
The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP
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The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

Minister for Industry and Science

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

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17 April 2015

Developing our offshore petroleum resources

The Commonwealth-Western Australia (WA) Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority has granted the renewal of six retention leases scheduled to feed into the $55 billion Chevron-operated Gorgon Project which is nearing production. The Joint Authority also granted renewal of the West Tryal Rocks retention lease.

14 April 2015

Research and science at core of Domestic Gas Strategy

The Australian Government will continue to support the responsible development of Australia’s unconventional gas resources, including coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas, through a Domestic Gas Strategy which will provide the framework for development based on comprehensive scientific data and expertise.

13 April 2015

Commonwealth Science Council Meeting

The Commonwealth Science Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, met for the second time today in Canberra.

13 April 2015

ACCC review of Eastern Australian wholesale gas market

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will undertake an inquiry into the competitiveness of Eastern Australia’s upstream natural gas market.