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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Sunshine State home to largest solar PV research facility in the southern hemisphere

27 March 2015

The University of Queensland today officially opened the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) research facility in the southern hemisphere.

Applications open for round two of $24.5 million Melbourne's North Innovation and Investment Fund

23 March 2015

Businesses looking to invest and create jobs in Melbourne’s North will benefit from the second round of the Melbourne’s North Innovation and Investment Fund (MNIIF).

Applications open for round three of Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund

23 March 2015

The Geelong region will be boosted by the opening of the third round of the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF), which supports businesses investing and creating jobs in the region.

RV Investigator prepares for its maiden voyage to the Southern Ocean

20 March 2015

Australia’s scientific research vessel, Investigator, will embark on its maiden research voyage in to the Southern Ocean this week, to deploy a series of marine monitoring moorings that will remain in the ocean for over a year and will return data live via satellite.

Final two Growth Centre chairs announced

19 March 2015

All five of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres will begin building new links between businesses and researchers to boost Australian industry’s international competitiveness and enhance our areas of competitive strength, with the announcement today of Chair appointments for the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre and the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Growth Centre.

Industry and Science portfolio cuts almost $220 million in red tape

18 March 2015

Australian Government action to cut red tape has delivered almost $220 million to Australian businesses in the Industry and Science portfolio.

Government focussed on repairing the RET

16 March 2015

The Australian Government is determined to restore a Renewable Energy Target that works as intended, to encourage investment in renewable energy and to maintain Australia’s diverse energy mix.

Investment brings 40 new jobs to North West Tasmania

12 March 2015

The local economies in Burnie and Ulverstone will benefit from 40 new jobs across three projects, thanks to the Australian Government Tasmanian Innovation and Investment Fund and matching investment from local businesses.

$40 million investment and more than 400 new jobs for Tasmania

11 March 2015

Tasmania’s economy will receive a $40 million injection and more than 400 new jobs will be created thanks to the $13 million Australian Government Innovation and Investment Fund and $27 million in matching investment by local businesses.

Flinders' Tonsley campus links students, research and business

10 March 2015

Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane has congratulated Flinders University on establishing a new campus that integrates teaching with research and entrepreneurship in engineering, medical devices and nanoscale technology disciplines.

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