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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Final report into the Ranger leach tank incident

22 October 2014

The Australian Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane, and Northern Territory Minister for Mines and Energy, Willem Westra van Holthe, have released the findings of the final independent expert report into the leach tank failure at Ranger uranium mine.

Renewable energy target

22 October 2014

The Australian Government is committed to renewable energy and a Renewable Energy Target that represents a real 20 per cent of electricity production in Australia, as was the original bipartisan intent.

New apprenticeship support network a step closer

21 October 2014

The Australian Government is delivering the next tranche of reforms to make the skills and training system more job-focussed, today opening tenders for the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network.

$8.7 million investment brings new jobs in Geelong

17 October 2014

Up to 300 jobs will be created in Geelong, by a project to be funded by the Australian and Victorian Government’s $29.5 million Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF).

Telescope celebrates 40 years of reaching for the stars

16 October 2014

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane today recognised the forty years of continuous service that the Anglo-Australian Telescope, Australia’s largest optical telescope at 4 metres, has provided to Australia.

$60 million to boost successful manufacturing in South Australia and Victoria

16 October 2014

Manufacturers in South Australian and Victoria will have the opportunity to capitalise on new market opportunities and create new jobs and investments, through the $60 million Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme.

Industry science collaboration focuses on medical advances

15 October 2014

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane has congratulated a collaborative Australian bio-medical research consortium in Melbourne, which will receive $10 million from the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF).

Manufacturing investment brings new jobs to Geelong region

15 October 2014

More than 80 maufacturing jobs will be created in the Geelong region thanks to three new projects funded under the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF).

Competitiveness Agenda tackles youth unemployment

15 October 2014

A key plank of the Australian Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda - pilot programmes to tackle youth unemployment in regional Australia - is a step closer to getting underway with the release of a discussion paper today.

Growth Centres to boost competitiveness

14 October 2014

The Australian Government will invest $188.5 million in Industry Growth Centres to pursue global excellence in areas of competitive strength.