Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction
|Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction|
|Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources|
|Appointer||Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia|
|Inaugural holder||Rex Connor (energy)|
John Latham (industry)
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.
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.
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. 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.
The department deals with:
- 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
|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||23 December 2014||2 years, 3 days|
|Minister for Industry and Science||23 December 2014||15 September 2015|
|Turnbull||15 September 2015||21 September 2015|
|25||Christopher Pyne||Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science||21 September 2015||19 July 2016||302 days|
|26||Greg Hunt||19 July 2016||24 January 2017||189 days|
|27||Arthur Sinodinos||24 January 2017||20 December 2017||330 days|
|28||Karen Andrews||Liberal||Morrison||Minister for Industry, Science and Technology||28 August 2018||29 March 2021||2 years, 213 days|
|29||Christian Porter||29 March 2021||19 September 2021||174 days|
|30||Angus Taylor||Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction||8 October 2021||Incumbent||15 days|
List of assistant ministers for innovation
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||19 July 2016||302 days|
|2||Craig Laundy||Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science||19 July 2016||20 December 2017||1 year, 154 days|
|For subsequent appointments, see the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation|
List of energy ministers
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||4 June 1991||3 years, 315 days|
|7||Simon Crean||4 June 1991||20 December 1991||2 years, 202 days|
|Keating||20 December 1991||23 December 1993|
|8||Bob Collins||23 December 1993||11 March 1996||2 years, 79 days|
|9||John Anderson||National||Howard||11 March 1996||21 October 1998||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||18 February 2016||2 years, 341 days|
|Minister for Resources and Energy||18 February 2016||19 July 2016|
|Minister for the Environment and Energy||19 July 2016||28 August 2018|
|13||Angus Taylor||Morrison||Minister for Energy||28 August 2018||29 May 2019||3 years, 56 days|
|Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction||29 May 2019||8 October 2021|
|Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction||8 October 2021||Incumbent|
- Department of Industry, Science (4 September 2020). "Taylor". www.minister.industry.gov.au. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
- "Administrative Arrangements Order made on 5 December 2019 with effect from 1 February 2020". Prime Minister and Cabinet. 1 February 2020.
- "Administrative Arrangements Order" (PDF). Government of Australia. 25 January 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- "Archived list of Department of Science". Department of Industry, Government of Australia. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
- "Archived list of ministers for science". Department of Industry, Government of Australia. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
- "List of Administrative Arrangement Orders". National Archives of Australia. Government of Australia. 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.