The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP
The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP was sworn in as Minister for Industry and Science on 23 December 2014.
15 January 2015
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.
24 December 2014
Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane says a new chair and three new members appointed to the Australian Institute of Marine Science Council represent a valuable new contribution to the body.
17 December 2014
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane today announced the awarding of seven new permits worth more than $660 million as part of Round 2 of the Australian Government’s 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.
12 December 2014
The Australian Government will begin a nationwide voluntary site nomination process for a radioactive waste management facility. A call for expressions of interest from landowners will open in March 2015.