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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Australia and US building strong resources and energy ties

23 April 2015

Australia and the United States are continuing to build strong trade and investment partnerships in the resources and energy sector, Minister for Industry and Science, Ian Macfarlane, told an international conference today

Science and energy focus of United States meetings

19 April 2015

Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane will travel to the United States today for meetings with science and energy representatives.

Developing our offshore petroleum resources

17 April 2015

The Commonwealth-Western Australia (WA) Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority has granted the renewal of six retention leases scheduled to feed into the $55 billion Chevron-operated Gorgon Project which is nearing production. The Joint Authority also granted renewal of the West Tryal Rocks retention lease.

Research and science at core of Domestic Gas Strategy

14 April 2015

The Australian Government will continue to support the responsible development of Australia’s unconventional gas resources, including coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas, through a Domestic Gas Strategy which will provide the framework for development based on comprehensive scientific data and expertise.

Commonwealth Science Council Meeting

13 April 2015

The Commonwealth Science Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, met for the second time today in Canberra.

ACCC review of Eastern Australian wholesale gas market

13 April 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will undertake an inquiry into the competitiveness of Eastern Australia’s upstream natural gas market.

Energy White Paper maps Australia's powerful future

8 April 2015

The Australian Government’s Energy White Paper will deliver competitively priced and reliable energy supplies by promoting competition in energy markets, increasing energy productivity and facilitating investment in energy resources development.

Applications open for the 2015 APEC prize for young scientists in disaster resilience

2 April 2015

Young scientists dedicated to improving disaster resilience in our region will gain much deserved recognition through the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE).

Consultations start on food origin labelling

1 April 2015

The Australian Government will begin consultations and in-depth consumer research from today to deliver clearer and more consistent country of origin labelling for food sold in Australia.

Hydrogen car adds to Australia's transport fuel mix

1 April 2015

Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane has unveiled a hydrogen powered Hyundai, the first fuel cell passenger vehicle to be brought to Australia.