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]

Minister Party Term Title
John Latham Nationalist 1928–1929 Minister for Industry
James Scullin Labor 1929–1932
John Latham United Australia 1932–1934
Robert Menzies 1934–1939
Billy Hughes 1939–1940
Eric Spooner 1941–1941 Minister for War Organisation of Industry
John Dedman Labor 1941–1945
John McEwen Country 1963–1971 Minister for Trade and Industry
Doug Anthony 1971–1972
Jim Cairns Labor 1972–1973 Minister for Secondary Industry
Kep Enderby 1973–1974
1974–1975 Minister for Manufacturing Industry
Jim McClelland 1975
Lionel Bowen 1975
Bob Cotton Liberal 1975
1975–1977 Minister for Industry and Commerce
Phillip Lynch 1977–1982
Andrew Peacock 1982–1983
John Button Labor 1983–1984
1984–1993 Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce
Alan Griffiths 1993–1994 Minister for Industry, Technology and Regional Development
Peter Cook 1994
1994–1996 Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
John Moore Liberal 1996–1998 Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism
Nick Minchin 1998–2001 Minister for Industry, Science and Resources
Ian Macfarlane 2001–2007 Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources
Kim Carr Labor 2007– 2011 Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Greg Combet 2011–2013 Minister for Industry and Innovation
Kim Carr 2013 Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Ian Macfarlane Liberal 2013–present Minster for Industry

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.

Minister Party Term Title
Jack Holloway Labor 1931 Assistant Minister for Industry, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Alexander McLachlan United Australia 1932–1937 Minister in charge of Development and Scientific and Industrial Research
Henry Gullett 1940 Minister in charge of Scientific and Industrial Research
Herbert Collett 1940
Harold Holt 1940–1941
John Dedman Labor 1941–1949 Minister in charge of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Richard Casey Liberal 1950–1960 Minister in charge of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Donald Cameron 1960–1961
Robert Menzies 1961–1962
John Gorton 1962–1963
1963–1966 Minister in charge of Commonwealth Activities in Education and Research under the Prime Minister
1966–1968 Minister for Education and Science
Malcolm Fraser 1968–1969
Nigel Bowen 1969–1971
David Fairbairn 1971
Malcolm Fraser 1971–1972
Bill Morrison Labor 1972–1975 Minister for Science
1975 Minister for Science and Consumer Affairs
Clyde Cameron 1975
Bob Cotton Liberal 1975
James Webster National Country 1975–1978 Minister for Science
1978–1979 Minister for Science and the Environment
David Thomson Liberal 1979–1980
1980–1983 Minister for Science and Technology
Barry Jones Labor 1983–1984
1984–1987 Minister for Science
1987–1988 Minister for Science and Small Business
1988–1990 Minister for Science, Customs and Small Business
Simon Crean 1990–1991 Minister for Science and Technology
Ross Free 1991–1993
Chris Schacht 1993–1994 Minister for Science and Small Business
Peter Cook 1994–1996 Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
Peter McGauran National 1996–1997 Minister for Science and Technology
John Moore Liberal 1996–1998 Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism
Nick Minchin 1998–2001 Minister for Industry, Science and Resources
Peter McGauran National Party 2001–2004 Minister for Science
Brendan Nelson Liberal 2001–2006 Minister for Education, Science and Training
Julie Bishop 2006–2007
Kim Carr Labor 2007–2011 Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Chris Evans 2011–2013 Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research
Chris Bowen 2013
Craig Emerson 2013–2013
Kim Carr 2013 Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, and Minister for Higher Education

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.

Minister Party Term Title
Rex Connor Labor 1972–75 Minister for Minerals and Energy
Ken Wriedt Labor 1975
Doug Anthony National Country 1975–77 Minister for National Resources
1977–83 Minister for Trade and Resources
Peter Walsh Labor 1983–1984 Minister for Resources and Energy
Gareth Evans Labor 1984–1987
Peter Morris Labor 1987–88 Minister for Resources
Peter Cook Labor 1988–90
Alan Griffiths Labor 1990–93
Michael Lee Labor 1993–94
David Beddall Labor 1994–96
Warwick Parer Liberal 1996–98 Minister for Resources and Energy
Nick Minchin Liberal 1998–2001 Minister for Industry, Science and Resources
Ian Macfarlane Liberal 2001–07 Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources
Martin Ferguson Labor 2007–13 Minister for Resources and Energy
Gary Gray Labor 2013

List of national development and energy ministers[edit]

Minister Party Term Title
John Dedman Labor 1945–49 Minister for Postwar Reconstruction
Eric Harrison Liberal 1949–50
Richard Casey Liberal 1950–51 Minister for National Development
Bill Spooner Liberal 1951–64
David Fairbairn Liberal 1964–69
Reginald Swartz Liberal 1969–72
Rex Patterson Australian Labor Party 1972–75 Minister for Northern Development
Kevin Newman Liberal 1977–79 Minister for National Development
John Carrick Liberal 1979–83 Minister for National Development and Energy

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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