The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry
The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP
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Innovative medical technology and export focus improving Australian industy

17 September 2014

Medical technology and pharmaceuticals are just two sectors where Australia can play to its strengths in the global marketplace, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said today, while launching a new robotic system to improve stem cell research at the Centre for Eye Research Australia.

Business leader appointed to review Cooperative Research Centres

16 September 2014

Prominent lawyer and innovation expert David Miles AM has been appointed to lead the review of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme.

Bioproducts research institute firm example of close industry collaboration

16 September 2014

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane said creating new links between industry and research must become more frequent if Australia is to capitalise on its competitive strengths, today launching a ne

Government's second tranche of VET reforms to deliver industry led and job ready skills and training

11 September 2014

Industry will have a stronger voice in ensuring Australia’s workforce is skilled, flexible and ready to drive economic growth in the industries of the future, under the Government’s comprehensive reform package for the Vocational Education and Training sector.

New research vessel latest example of targeted investments in science

9 September 2014

Australia’s newest scientific asset, the purpose-built CSIRO marine research vessel the RV Investigator has arrived at its home port of Hobart and will soon be on the water for cutting edge scientific research.

National radioactive waste management facility

8 September 2014

The Australian Government has released a notice indicating the Government’s intention to consider opening a nationwide volunteer process for land owners to nominate land for Australia’s radioactive waste management facility.

Jobs and new careers for young Australians to grow businesses

8 September 2014

The Australian Government is investing in two new innovative training programmes to enable young job seekers in regional communities to successfully get a job and provide employers the skilled employees they need to grow their business.

Lifting apprenticeship completion rates with better support for apprentices and small businesses

8 September 2014

The Commonwealth Government will invest $200 million each year to establish a new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network to lift apprenticeship completion rates.

Research Connections fast-tracks business-research collaboration

5 September 2014

Australian businesses now have access to the expertise and experience to build stronger connections between industry and science under the Research Connections stream of the Government’s $484.2 million Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme.

Australian Government puts science at centre of industry collaboration

2 September 2014

Science and research are at the centre of the Australian Government’s industry policy which is focussed on lifting Australia’s rate of business and research collaboration to deliver commercial outcomes, economic growth and productivity gains.