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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Cancer treatment among first to make Research Connections

27 January 2015

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.

Australian industry benefits from Asian trade deals

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.

Minister for Industry and Science welcomes new chair and members to marine council

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.

Australia attracts $660 million in new offshore exploration

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.

Government to seek voluntary nominations for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility site

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.

RV Investigator marks a new era in marine science and research

12 December 2014

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane officially commissioned into service the Research Vessel (RV) Investigator for the Marine National Facility in a special welcome to port ceremony in Hobart today.

Taking action on energy market reform

11 December 2014

The Australian Government is leading a new focus on reforms to put downward pressure on electricity prices and give Australian consumers greater power over their energy bills, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said today at the COAG Energy Council meeting in Adelaide.

New report highlights opportunities for Australian industry in transition

10 December 2014

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane welcomed today’s inaugural Australian Industry Report 2014, which provides a snapshot of the changing face of industry and reinforces the need for Australia to refocus its economy on new growth in areas of competitive strength.

Labor's talk is cheap on science funding

8 December 2014

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s hollow claims that the Labor Party would increase funding for CSIRO are empty rhetoric that defy the evidence of Labor’s record in Government over six years, which were bookended by budgets that slashed CSIRO funding.

Food and agriculture precinct builds on Australia's strengths

5 December 2014

Australia has a new hub of scientific expertise in one of the nation’s areas of competitive strengths, as Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane today launched the National Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Precinct (NAESP) at CSIRO’s redeveloped $200 million Black Mountain site in Canberra.