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Our portfolio agencies
We work closely with specialised agencies and entities within our portfolio.
Portfolio non-corporate commonwealth entities
These commonwealth entities are not body corporates.
Clean Energy Regulator
The Clean Energy Regulator is responsible for accelerating carbon abatement for Australia. It administers the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme, Renewable Energy Target and Emissions Reduction Fund.
Climate Change Authority
The Climate Change Authority provides independent, expert advice to the government on climate change policy. It periodically reviews the Carbon Farming Initiative and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System legislation.
Geoscience Australia provides geoscientific advice and information to the government to support it to deliver its priorities.
IP Australia administers Australia's intellectual property (IP) rights in the form of patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights. They also contribute to bilateral and multilateral negotiations to improve IP protection internationally.
Portfolio corporate commonwealth entities
These commonwealth entities are body corporates.
Australian Institute of Marine Science
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) supports the management of tropical marine environments around the world through its research programs and unique capacity to investigate topics from broad-scale ecology to microbiology.
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) conducts research and development in relation to science and technology, producing techniques and materials used for medical, scientific, industrial, commercial and agricultural purposes.
Australian Renewable Energy Agency
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) works to accelerate Australia’s shift to affordable and reliable renewable energy.
Clean Energy Finance Corporation
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) mobilises capital investment in renewable energy, low-emission technology and energy efficiency projects in Australia.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science agency, conducting world renowned research and providing innovative solutions for industry, society and the environment.
National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) regulates the health and safety, structural and well integrity, and environmental management of all offshore petroleum facilities in Commonwealth waters.
Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility
The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) offers concessional finance to encourage and complement private sector investment in infrastructure that benefits northern Australia.
Other portfolio bodies
These include independent offices, agencies and Council of Australian Government (COAG) bodies.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBIFEO) supports small businesses and family enterprises to enable them to grow and thrive.
Australian Space Agency
The Australian Space Agency coordinates civil space matters across government and supports the growth and transformation of Australia’s space industry.
Australian Building Codes Board
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a COAG standards body. It addresses issues relating to safety, health, amenity and sustainability of buildings through the National Construction Code.
National Wind Farm Commissioner
The National Wind Farm Commissioner receives and refers complaints about wind farms, large-scale solar farms and energy storage facilities. The Commissioner also promotes best practices for planning and operating these projects.
Office of Innovation and Science Australia
The Office of Innovation and Science Australia supports the independent board for Innovation and Science Australia. The board advises the government about innovation, research and science matters.
Office of the Chief Scientist
The Chief Scientist for Australia provides high-level independent advice to the Prime Minister and other ministers on matters relating to science, technology and innovation.
Government business enterprise
Our portfolio includes a commonwealth-controlled company.
Snowy Hydro Limited
Snowy Hydro owns and operates the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme and other facilities for generating electricity. It participates in the National Electricity Market.
Last updated: 8 December 2020
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