Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction

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Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction
Angus Taylor 2015.jpg
Incumbent
Angus Taylor

since 8 October 2021
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holderRex Connor (energy)
John Latham (industry)
Formation1972 (energy)
1928 (industry)
Websitewww.minister.industry.gov.au

The Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction is a portfolio in the Government of Australia held by Angus Taylor since 8 October 2021. Taylor also served as the previous Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction since August 2018.[1]

The portfolio is a federal ministerial portfolio responsible for the coordination and implementation of sustainable energy policies by the Australian Government. These policy areas include the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, the promotion of energy efficiency, as well as adaptations to climate change within domestic and international contexts.

In the Government of Australia, the minister administers his or her portfolios through the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. The post was first held by John Latham in 1928 as Minister for Industry.

History[edit]

The precursor to the department was led by Secretary Blair Comley who reported to the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet. The Minister was assisted by the Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus. The Clean Energy Regulator was an associated statutory authority formed on 2 April 2012.

On 25 March 2013, the responsibility for Climate Change policy passed to the newly formed Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, and the duties of the Ministry of Energy passed to the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. Following the 2013 Australian federal election the responsibility for energy was shifted to the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science under the Abbott Government.

After the 2016 Australian federal election, the responsibilities were passed to the Minister of the Environment and Energy under the Turnbull Government.[2] Following the appointment of Scott Morrison as Prime Minister in August 2018, Josh Frydenberg was elevated to Treasurer of Australia, whereby Frydenberg's previous ministerial positions were separated, with Melissa Price as Minister of the Environment and Angus Taylor as Minister for Energy.

On 1 February 2020, An Administrative Arrangements Order (AAOs) was executed by the Australian Government. This order required small business and energy functions be passed to the renamed Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.[3]

Objectives[edit]

The department deals with:[4]

  • Development and coordination of domestic and international climate change policy
  • International climate change negotiations
  • Design and implementation of emissions trading
  • Mandatory renewable energy target policy, regulation, and co-ordination
  • Greenhouse emissions and energy consumption reporting
  • Climate change adaptation strategy and co-ordination
  • Co-ordination of climate change science activities

List of industry ministers[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Industry or any precursor title.[5][6][7]

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
(1) 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
13 Lionel Bowen 6 June 1975 11 November 1975 158 days
14 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
15 Phillip Lynch   20 December 1977 11 October 1982 4 years, 295 days
16 Andrew Peacock   11 October 1982 11 March 1983 151 days
17 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
18 Alan Griffiths Minister for Industry, Technology and Regional Development 24 March 1993 22 January 1994 304 days
19 Peter Cook 30 January 1994 25 March 1994 2 years, 41 days
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology 25 March 1994 11 March 1996
20 John Moore   Liberal Howard Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism 11 March 1996 21 October 1998 2 years, 224 days
21 Nick Minchin   Minister for Industry, Science and Resources 21 October 1998 26 November 2001 3 years, 36 days
22 Ian Macfarlane   Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources 26 November 2001 3 December 2007 6 years, 7 days
23 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
24 Greg Combet Minister for Industry and Innovation 14 December 2011 26 June 2013 1 year, 194 days
(23) Kim Carr Rudd Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 26 June 2013 18 September 2013 145 days
(22) Ian Macfarlane Liberal Abbott Minister for Industry 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 23 December 2014 2 years, 3 days
Minister for Industry and Science 23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) 15 September 2015
Turnbull 15 September 2015 (2015-09-15) 21 September 2015
25 Christopher Pyne Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science 21 September 2015 (2015-09-21) 19 July 2016 (2016-07-19) 302 days
26 Greg Hunt 19 July 2016 (2016-07-19) 24 January 2017 (2017-01-24) 189 days
27 Arthur Sinodinos 24 January 2017 (2017-01-24) 20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) 330 days
28 Karen Andrews Liberal Morrison Minister for Industry, Science and Technology 28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) 29 March 2021 (2021-03-29) 2 years, 213 days
29 Christian Porter 29 March 2021 (2021-03-29) 19 September 2021 (2021-09-19) 174 days
30 Angus Taylor Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction 8 October 2021 (2021-10-08) Incumbent 15 days

List of assistant ministers for innovation[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as assistant minister for innovation, or any of its precedent titles:

Order Assistant Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Wyatt Roy Liberal Turnbull Assistant Minister for Innovation 21 September 2015 (2015-09-21) 19 July 2016 (2016-07-19) 302 days
2 Craig Laundy Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science 19 July 2016 20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) 1 year, 154 days
For subsequent appointments, see the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation

List of energy ministers[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as energy minister, or any of its precedent titles:

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 John Carrick   Liberal Fraser Minister for National Development and Energy 8 December 1979 11 March 1983 3 years, 93 days
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 John Kerin Minister for Primary Industries and Energy 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 4 June 1991 (1991-06-04) 3 years, 315 days
7 Simon Crean 4 June 1991 (1991-06-04) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 2 years, 202 days
Keating 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 23 December 1993 (1993-12-23)
8 Bob Collins 23 December 1993 (1993-12-23) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 2 years, 79 days
9 John Anderson National Howard 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 2 years, 224 days
Warwick Parer   Liberal Minister for Resources and Energy
10 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
11 Gary Gray 22 March 2013 27 June 2013 180 days
Rudd 27 June 2013 18 September 2013
12 Josh Frydenberg Liberal Turnbull Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia 21 September 2015 (2015-09-21) 18 February 2016 (2016-02-18) 2 years, 341 days
Minister for Resources and Energy 18 February 2016 (2016-02-18) 19 July 2016 (2016-07-19)
Minister for the Environment and Energy 19 July 2016 (2016-07-19) 28 August 2018 (2018-08-28)
13 Angus Taylor   Morrison Minister for Energy 28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) 29 May 2019 (2019-05-29) 3 years, 56 days
  Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction 29 May 2019 (2019-05-29) 8 October 2021 (2021-10-08)
  Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction 8 October 2021 (2021-10-08) Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Industry, Science (4 September 2020). "Taylor". www.minister.industry.gov.au. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Ministers".
  3. ^ "Administrative Arrangements Order made on 5 December 2019 with effect from 1 February 2020". Prime Minister and Cabinet. 1 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Administrative Arrangements Order" (PDF). Government of Australia. 25 January 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
  5. ^ "Archived list of Department of Science". Department of Industry, Government of Australia. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived list of ministers for science". Department of Industry, Government of Australia. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  7. ^ "List of Administrative Arrangement Orders". National Archives of Australia. Government of Australia. 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.