The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science leads Australia’s whole-of-government science initiatives. The Department incorporates a number of science agencies within its organisational frameworks and that of the broader portfolio. It hosts the Office of Australia’s Chief Scientist, and acts as the primary coordinator of science policy issues across government portfolios.

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Science awards and prizes

Science funding, programmes and initiatives

Office of the Chief Economist

The Office of the Chief Economist's primary goal is to produce objective, robust and high quality economic analysis to inform policy development across resources and energy, industry and innovation, skills and evaluation.

Industry Portfolio Regulation Reform

The portfolio is committed to a regulation reform agenda as a means of unlocking productivity and competitiveness gains for industry.

Portfolio science agencies, councils and committees

Science and research collaboration

Learn about how the department works to increase:

Publications, reports and studies

Public Sector Innovation

The Australian Public Service is committed to innovation in policy development, service delivery and information management. Initiatives include:

  • an online Innovation Toolkit – providing public servants with practical tools and advice
  • the Innovation Indicators Project - developing indicators to measure and report innovation performance.

Learn more about how we are improving public sector innovation.

Industry Innovation and Competitiveness

The Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda was announced on 14 October 2014. It focuses on providing the right economic incentives to enable businesses, big and small, to grow. It contains immediate reforms which will boost competitiveness and a range of proposals for public consultation.