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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Call for voluntary land nominations for a national radioactive waste management facility

2 March 2015

The Australian Government has opened the process for voluntary site nominations for a national radioactive waste management facility.

Australian Government acts on clearer food labelling

26 February 2015

The Australian Government will ensure consumers have access to clear, consistent and easy-to-understand food labelling, through changes that will allow for more informed choices.

Over fifty years of space collaboration between Australia and the United States

26 February 2015

Today marks the anniversary of one of Australia’s most significant achievements in international science collaboration – it’s exactly 55 years to the day since the original space communication and tracking agreement was signed between Australia and the United States on the 26th of February 1960.

Appointment of Chief Scientist Ian Chubb extended

25 February 2015

The appointment of Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC has been extended to the end of 2015.

Panel to review governance of Australian energy markets

25 February 2015

The Australian Government is continuing to drive reforms in the energy sector with a focus on ensuring the energy framework and institutions are relevant to both households and businesses.

New award to recognise success in science

25 February 2015

The Australian Government will recognise the practical and commercial successes of Australian scientists, with a new award to be added to the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

Regional Australia in the spotlight for Science Week

24 February 2015

Regional Australia is well represented among recipients of 54 grants totalling $500,000 that will help National Science Week burst into life around Australia this August, Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane announced today.

LAND 400 Phase 2 – Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability

19 February 2015

The Minister for Defence, The Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, today announced the Australian Government has given First Pass approval for project LAND 400 Phase 2 – Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability.

Wave energy milestone demonstrates Australian ingenuity

18 February 2015

In an Australian-first, wave energy is supplying electricity to the national grid as a result of Australia’s investment in a broad range of renewable energy technologies.

Industry Growth Centre appointments

17 February 2015

The rollout of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres will be steered by a panel of highly-experienced and internationally regarded business identities, who will provide a direct link to both the Australian and global business communities.

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