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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$254 million investment in high value manufacturing

20 May 2015

Today the Commonwealth Government announced the projects to gain funding under its $50 million Manufacturing Transition Programme.

Australian-first website to connect more patients with clinical trials

20 May 2015

In an Australian-first patients will be given access to potentially life-saving clinical trials at their fingertips with the launch of an online one-stop shop today.

Comprehensive CRC Review focuses on growth through innovation and collaboration

19 May 2015

An updated and more targeted Cooperative Research Centres Programme will build stronger connections between research and industry, as the Australian Government implements the findings of the expert review into the delivery of the CRC Programme.

New exploration opportunities in offshore Victoria

18 May 2015

The Commonwealth-Victoria Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority has announced the release of three areas for offshore petroleum exploration in Commonwealth waters in the Gippsland and Otway basins in offshore Victoria.

Ken Fitzpatrick to chair oil, gas and energy resources Growth Centre

18 May 2015

Experienced oil and gas industry executive Ken Fitzpatrick has been appointed as the Chair of the Government’s new Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Growth Centre.

29 new offshore areas released for petroleum exploration

18 May 2015

The Australian Government today announced the release of 29 areas for offshore petroleum exploration in eight basins in Commonwealth waters under the 2015 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.

US$20.4 billion Gladstone LNG plant boosts exports and jobs

15 May 2015

Queensland’s US$20.4 billion (A$25.5 billion) world-first LNG plant at Gladstone’s Curtis Island will help cement Australia’s position as a leader in the global LNG market, Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane said today.

Shorten has no credibility on science

15 May 2015

Last night Bill Shorten made it clear he has no real plan for the future of science and research in Australia.

Stronger anti-dumping laws level the playing field

14 May 2015

New anti-dumping reforms passed by the Australian Parliament will level the playing field for Australian businesses competing against unfair international trade.

Investing in science, research and energy for Australia's competitive future

12 May 2015

The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians.