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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7 July 2015

Developing offshore petroleum resources

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.

7 July 2015

Home Insulation Programme Industry Payment Scheme deadline extended

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).

2 July 2015

Australian-China committed to shared research

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

30 June 2015

$1.6m Pathways project paves way for golden future

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.