The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry and Science

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry and Science
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COAG Energy Council to play a more strategic role in responding to national priorities

24 July 2015

The COAG Energy Council meeting in Perth this week acknowledged that the energy and resources sectors are facing times of unprecedented change, and that it is more important than ever for Ministers to work together to pursue reform that reflects the changing energy market.

Geosequestration laboratory to boost carbon storage research in Australia

22 July 2015

A new $48.4 million research facility is set to play a major role in advancing research for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in Australia, by creating stronger links between industry and science.

$7.3 million core library project backs national exploration

22 July 2015

A $7.3 million project will transform a vital resource for national offshore petroleum exploration and the search for new onshore mineral resources in Western Australia.

Browse FLNG project a step closer

22 July 2015

Australian Minister for Industry and Science, Ian Macfarlane, and Western Australia Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Marmion, today executed a deed of agreement setting out the proportion of petroleum in the Torosa petroleum pool.

New Country of Origin Food Labels

21 July 2015

Australians will benefit from clearer, simpler information about where products come from.

Blueprint sets out minerals exploration future

20 July 2015

An industry-sponsored resources roadmap sets out for the first time a unified set of priority activities to make a dramatic improvement in greenfields and under cover mineral exploration in Australia.

$10.2 million investment for more Accelerating Commercialisation projects

20 July 2015

Another thirteen Australian companies have been offered assistance to propel their innovative ideas from the drawing board into the marketplace under the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

GRIIF helps get Mustang wheels rolling at Carbon Revolution

16 July 2015

The Coalition Government welcomes Carbon Revolution’s announcement that it has been chosen by Ford USA to supply carbon fibre wheels to the new Shelby Mustang GT350R vehicle.

Roadmap project tracks future electricity market

15 July 2015

Electricity consumers will benefit from the application of a new project that will help the Australian electricity sector adapt to a fast changing world of new technologies, innovations and customer-driven reform.

Developing offshore petroleum resources

7 July 2015

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.

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