Minister for Industry (Australia)

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Minister for Industry
Ian Macfarlane.JPG
Incumbent
Ian Macfarlane

since 18 September 2013
Department of Industry
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder John Latham
Formation 1928

The Australian Minister for Industry is the Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP.

In the Government of Australia, the minister administers the portfolio through the Department of Industry.

Scope[edit]

Other bodies in his portfolio include:[1]

List of industry ministers[edit]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 John Latham Nationalist Bruce Minister for Industry 10 December 1928 22 October 1929 316 days
2 James Scullin Labor Scullin 22 October 1929 6 January 1932 2 years, 76 days
n/a John Latham United Australia Lyons 6 January 1932 12 October 1934 2 years, 279 days
3 Robert Menzies 12 October 1934 20 March 1939 4 years, 159 days
4 Billy Hughes 20 March 1939 7 April 1939 1 year, 222 days
Page 20 March 1939 26 April 1939
Menzies 26 April 1939 28 October 1940
5 Eric Spooner Minister for War Organisation of Industry 28 October 1940 28 August 1941 344 days
Fadden 28 August 1941 7 October 1941
6 John Dedman Labor Curtin 7 October 1941 19 February 1945 3 years, 135 days
7 John McEwen Country Menzies Minister for Trade and Industry 18 December 1963 21 January 1966 7 years, 49 days
Holt 26 January 1966 19 December 1967
McEwen 19 December 1967 10 January 1968
Gorton 10 January 1968 5 February 1971
8 Doug Anthony 5 February 1971 10 March 1971 1 year, 304 days
McMahon 5 February 1971 5 December 1972
9 Gough Whitlam Labor Whitlam 5 December 1972 19 December 1972 14 days
10 Jim Cairns Minister for Secondary Industry 19 December 1972 9 October 1973 294 days
11 Kep Enderby 9 October 1973 12 June 1974 1 year, 124 days
Minister for Manufacturing Industry 12 June 1974 10 February 1975
12 Jim McClelland 10 February 1975 6 June 1975 116 days
12 Lionel Bowen 6 June 1975 11 November 1975 158 days
13 Bob Cotton   Liberal Fraser 11 November 1975 22 December 1975 2 years, 39 days
  Minister for Industry and Commerce 22 December 1975 20 December 1977
13 Phillip Lynch   20 December 1977 11 October 1982 4 years, 295 days
14 Andrew Peacock   11 October 1982 11 March 1983 151 days
15 John Button Labor Hawke 11 March 1983 13 December 1984 10 years, 13 days
Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce 13 December 1984 20 December 1991
Keating 20 December 1991 24 March 1993
16 Alan Griffiths Minister for Industry, Technology and Regional Development 24 March 1993 22 January 1994 304 days
17 Peter Cook 30 January 1994 25 March 1994 2 years, 41 days
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology 25 March 1994 11 March 1996
18 John Moore   Liberal Howard Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism 11 March 1996 21 October 1998 2 years, 224 days
19 Nick Minchin   Minister for Industry, Science and Resources 21 October 1998 26 November 2001 3 years, 36 days
20 Ian Macfarlane   Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources 26 November 2001 3 December 2007 6 years, 7 days
21 Kim Carr Labor Rudd Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 3 December 2007 24 June 2010 4 years, 11 days
Gillard 24 June 2010 14 December 2011
22 Greg Combet Minister for Industry and Innovation 14 December 2011 26 June 2013 1 year, 194 days
n/a Kim Carr Rudd Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 26 June 2013 18 September 2013 145 days
n/a Ian Macfarlane   Liberal National Abbott Minster for Industry 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) incumbent 1 year, 94 days

List of science ministers[edit]

In 1931 and from 1932 to 1937, 1940 to 1949 and 1950 to 1963 there were ministers in charge of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and its successors. In 1963 John Gorton was given responsibility for science (and education) generally.

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Jack Holloway Labor Scullin Assistant Minister for Industry, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 3 March 1931 12 June 1931 101 days
2 Alexander McLachlan United Australia Lyons Minister in charge of Development and Scientific and Industrial Research 6 January 1932 29 November 1937 5 years, 327 days
3 Henry Gullett United Australia Menzies Minister in charge of Scientific and Industrial Research 14 March 1940 13 August 1940 121 days
4 Herbert Collett 14 August 1940 28 October 1940 44 days
5 Harold Holt 28 October 1940 28 August 1941 304 days
6 John Dedman Labor Curtin Minister in charge of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 7 October 1941 6 July 1945 8 years, 73 days
Forde 6 July 1945 13 July 1945
Chifley 13 July 1945 19 December 1949
7 Richard Casey   Liberal Menzies Minister in charge of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 23 March 1950 4 February 1960 9 years, 318 days
8 Donald Cameron   4 February 1960 22 December 1961 1 year, 322 days
9 Robert Menzies   22 December 1961 16 February 1962 56 days
10 John Gorton   16 February 1962 18 December 1963 6 years, 2 days
  Minister in charge of Commonwealth Activities in Education and Research under the Prime Minister 18 December 1963 21 January 1966
  Holt 26 January 1966 14 December 1966
  Minister for Education and Science 14 December 1966 19 December 1967
  McEwen 19 December 1967 10 January 1968
  Gorton 10 January 1968 28 February 1968
11 Malcolm Fraser   28 February 1968 12 November 1969 1 year, 257 days
12 Nigel Bowen   12 November 1969 10 March 1971 495 days
  McMahon 10 March 1971 22 March 1971
13 David Fairbairn   22 March 1971 20 August 1971 161 days
n/a Malcolm Fraser   20 August 1971 5 December 1972 1 year, 107 days
14 Gough Whitlam Labor Whitlam 5 December 1972 19 December 1972 14 days
15 Bill Morrison Minister for Science 19 December 1972 6 June 1975 2 years, 169 days
Minister for Science and Consumer Affairs 6 June 1975 6 June 1975
16 Clyde Cameron 6 June 1975 11 November 1975 158 days
17 Bob Cotton   Liberal Fraser 11 November 1975 22 December 1975 158 days
18 James Webster National Country Minister for Science 22 December 1975 5 December 1978 3 years, 351 days
Minister for Science and the Environment 5 December 1978 8 December 1979
19 David Thomson 8 December 1979 3 November 1980 3 years, 93 days
Minister for Science and Technology 3 November 1980 16 October 1982
National 16 October 1982 11 March 1983
20 Barry Jones Labor Hawke 11 March 1983 13 December 1984 7 years, 24 days
Minister for Science 13 December 1984 24 July 1987
Minister for Science and Small Business 24 July 1987 19 January 1988
Minister for Science, Customs and Small Business 19 January 1988 4 April 1990
21 Simon Crean Minister for Science and Technology 4 April 1990 4 June 1991 1 year, 61 days
22 Ross Free 4 June 1991 20 December 1991 2 years, 293 days
Keating 20 December 1991 24 March 1993
23 Chris Schacht Minister for Science and Small Business 24 March 1993 25 March 1994 1 year, 1 day
24 Peter Cook Minister for Science and Small Business 25 March 1994 11 March 1996 1 year, 352 days
25 Peter McGauran National Howard Minister for Science and Technology 11 March 1996 26 September 1997 1 year, 199 days
26 John Moore   Liberal Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism 11 March 1996 21 October 1998 2 years, 224 days
27 Nick Minchin   Minister for Industry, Science and Resources 21 October 1998 26 November 2001 3 years, 36 days
n/a Peter McGauran National Minister for Science 26 November 2001 22 October 2004 2 years, 331 days
26 Brendan Nelson   Liberal Minister for Education, Science and Training 22 October 2004 27 January 2006 1 year, 97 days
27 Julie Bishop   27 January 2006 3 December 2007 1 year, 310 days
28 Kim Carr Labor Rudd Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 3 December 2007 24 June 2010 4 years, 11 days
Gillard 24 June 2010 14 December 2011
29 Chris Evans Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research 14 December 2011 2 February 2013 1 year, 50 days
30 Chris Bowen 2 February 2013 22 March 2013 48 days
31 Craig Emerson 25 March 2013 26 June 2013 93 days
n/a Kim Carr Rudd Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 26 June 2013 18 September 2013 145 days

Energy and Resources[edit]

List of energy and resources ministers[edit]

Australia has had ministers who had specific responsibility for matters relating to the development of minerals resources since December 1972, although earlier there were ministers for national development, who had some responsibilities in this area as well.

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Rex Connor Labor Whitlam Minister for Minerals and Energy 19 December 1972 14 October 1975 2 years, 299 days
2 Ken Wriedt 14 October 1975 11 November 1975 28 days
3 Doug Anthony National Country Fraser Minister for National Resources 11 November 1975 20 December 1977 7 years, 120 days
Minister for Trade and Resources 20 December 1977 16 October 1982
National 16 October 1982 11 March 1983
4 Peter Walsh Labor Hawke Minister for Resources and Energy 11 March 1983 13 December 1984 1 year, 277 days
5 Gareth Evans 13 December 1984 24 July 1987 2 years, 223 days
6 Peter Morris Minister for Resources 24 July 1987 19 January 1988 179 days
7 Peter Cook 19 January 1988 4 April 1990 2 years, 75 days
8 Alan Griffiths 4 April 1990 20 December 1991 2 years, 354 days
Keating 20 December 1991 24 March 1993
9 Michael Lee 24 March 1993 24 December 1993 275 days
10 David Beddall 24 December 1993 11 March 1996 2 years, 78 days
11 Warwick Parer   Liberal Howard Minister for Resources and Energy 11 March 1996 21 October 1998 2 years, 224 days
12 Nick Minchin   Minister for Industry, Science and Resources 21 October 1998 26 November 2001 3 years, 36 days
13 Ian Macfarlane   Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources 26 November 2001 3 December 2007 6 years, 7 days
14 Martin Ferguson Labor Rudd Minister for Resources and Energy 3 December 2007 24 June 2010 5 years, 89 days
Gillard 24 June 2010 22 March 2013
15 Gary Gray 22 March 2013 27 June 2013 180 days
Rudd 27 June 2013 18 September 2013

List of national development and energy ministers[edit]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 John Dedman Labor Curtin Minister for Postwar Reconstruction 2 February 1945 6 July 1945 4 years, 320 days
Forde 6 July 1945 13 July 1945
Chifley 13 July 1945 19 December 1949
2 Eric Harrison   Liberal Menzies 19 December 1949 17 March 1950 88 days
3 Richard Casey   Minister for National Development 17 March 1950 11 May 1951 1 year, 55 days
4 Bill Spooner   11 May 1951 10 June 1964 13 years, 30 days
5 David Fairbairn   10 June 1964 21 January 1966 5 years, 155 days
  Holt 26 January 1966 19 December 1967
  McEwen 19 December 1967 10 January 1968
  Gorton 10 January 1968 12 November 1969
6 Reginald Swartz   12 November 1969 10 March 1971 3 years, 23 days
  McMahon 10 March 1971 5 December 1972
7 Lance Barnard Labor Whitlam 5 December 1972 19 December 1972 14 days
8 Rex Patterson Minister for Northern Development 19 December 1972 11 November 1975 2 years, 327 days
9 Kevin Newman   Liberal Fraser Minister for National Development 20 December 1977 8 December 1979 1 year, 353 days
10 John Carrick   Minister for National Development and Energy 8 December 1979 11 March 1983 3 years, 93 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portfolio agencies". Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. Australian Government. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 

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