Ministers for the Department of Industry

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP was sworn in as Minister for Industry on 18 September 2013.

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry on 18 September 2013.

Latest news

18 July 2014

Building on gains in global innovation rankings

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane today launched the Global Innovation Index 2014 and said Australia would continue to consolidate its position in global supply chains and global markets as local industries moved towards a new future.

17 July 2014

Australian Government managing billion dollar investment in renewables

The Australian Government is committed to encouraging positive technological advances through the significant taxpayer investment in renewable energy projects made under the banner of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

16 July 2014

Trade Support Loans to help apprentices complete their training

Australian apprentices will have the support they need to take up a trade and complete their training, with the Government delivering on its election commitment to introduce Trade Support Loans.

15 July 2014

Australian scientists reaching for the stars at Mount Stromlo

Australian scientists have snared two world-leading contracts to make astronomical instruments which will further consolidate Australia’s reputation for global innovation, Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane said today.