We work closely with specialised agencies and entities within our portfolio.
These commonwealth entities are not body corporates.
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.
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.
These commonwealth entities are body corporates.
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.
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.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) works to accelerate Australia’s shift to affordable and reliable renewable energy.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) mobilises capital investment in renewable energy, low-emission technology and energy efficiency projects in Australia.
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.
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.
The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) offers concessional finance to encourage and complement private sector investment in infrastructure that benefits northern Australia.
These include independent offices, agencies and Council of Australian Government (COAG) bodies.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBIFEO) supports small businesses and family enterprises to enable them to grow and thrive.
The Australian Space Agency coordinates civil space matters across government and supports the growth and transformation of Australia’s space industry.
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.
The Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner receives and refers complaints about wind farms, large-scale solar farms, energy storage facilities and new major transmission projects. The Commissioner also identifies and promotes best practices for planning and operating these projects.
The Office of Industry Innovation and Science Australia supports the independent board for Industry Innovation and Science Australia. The board advises the government about innovation, research and science matters.
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.
Our portfolio includes a commonwealth-controlled company.
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: 26 May 2021
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