Department of Industry,
Innovation and Science
The Jobs and Innovation Portfolio consists of two departments:
The portfolio was created because successful businesses create jobs and opportunities for Australians.
The portfolio facilitates economic transformation through investment, innovation, science and research.
It helps business—particularly small business—grow and compete. We also work to develop the skills, capabilities and opportunities that Australian workers need to find a job, or get a better one. Together these efforts contribute to stronger growth, better living standards, and more jobs.
We work closely with a number of specialised agencies.
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.
ANSTO conducts research and development in relation to science and technology, producing techniques and materials used for medical, scientific, industrial, commercial and agricultural purposes
CSIRO is Australia's national science agency, conducting world renowned research and providing innovative solutions for industry, society and the environment.
Geoscience Australia provides geoscientific advice and information to the Australian 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.
NOPSEMA regulates the health and safety, structural and well integrity and environmental management of all offshore petroleum facilities in Commonwealth waters.
The NAIF offers concessional finance to encourage and complement private sector investment in infrastructure that benefits northern Australia.
The NMI is Australia's peak measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement.
Questacon is Australia’s national science engagement organisation. They provide hands-on experiences that promote greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community.
Last updated: 4 July 2018
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