The Government announced the resignation of Christian Porter from the Industry portfolio in September 2021 after approximately 6 months in the role. Energy Minister Angus Taylor was then appointed acting Industry Minister following the departure of Christian Porter.
The Government has now announced that the industry portfolio will be shared, with Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price taking on the extra responsibility of science and technology and Angus Taylor permanently taking on the industry aspect of the portfolio.
Liberal MP Tim Wilson will also take on an assistant minister role within the industry portfolio alongside Angus Taylor.
The industry portfolio has responsibility for the R&D Tax Incentive, and the programme is one of the largest budgetary expense items within the portfolio.
We wish these new ministers luck in their new duties.