The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry
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Geoscience Australia awarded for innovation in community resilience

24 November 2014

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane has congratulated Geoscience Australia on being recognised for its work in strengthening community disaster resilience at the annual Resilient Australia Awards ceremony held today at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Australia's vocational education and training stars recognised at national awards

21 November 2014

Australia’s leading vocational education and training students, teachers and institutions have been recognised at the 2014 Australian Training Awards held at the Adelaide Convention Centre tonight.

Australia to host Ministerial Meeting of the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia

18 November 2014

Australia will host the 15th Ministerial Level Meeting of the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) for the first time, reaffirming the nation’s position as a global leader in nuclear non-proliferation.

Skills and training reforms support growing numbers of apprentices and trainees

13 November 2014

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane welcomed new figures today which show the number of people starting trade and non-trade apprenticeships and traineeships increasing for the first time in over a year.


Labor shatters bipartisanship by walking away from RET

12 November 2014

The Labor Party has shattered more than a decade of bipartisanship on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and walked away from playing any constructive role in putting the Australian renewable energy industry on a long-term sustainable footing.

Australian astronomers' stellar result at star-studded awards

11 November 2014

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has congratulated two international teams of astronomers, including several from Australia, who have received global recognition for their research through a prestigious science prize.

Minister leads Australia's largest skills delegation to India

10 November 2014

Australian Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane is leading the largest ever Australian skills delegation to India to encourage greater collaboration between the two nations.

Greater skills collaboration with South Korea

7 November 2014

The Australian Government is laying the foundation for greater skills and training collaboration with South Korea, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding today.

Bill Shorten and Mark Butler run separate energy policies

7 November 2014

Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten today contradicted his own Labor colleague and Environment spokesperson Mark Butler on energy policy, mustering at best mixed messages about the future of coal and the jobs its supports.

Labor turns its back on Australian workers by supporting the end of coal in Australia

5 November 2014

The Labor Party has turned its back on tens of thousands of Australian coal workers and undermined regional communities across the country, with the Shadow Minister for Environment today admitting