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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.

Visit the Clean Energy Regulator website

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.

Visit the Climate Change Authority website

Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia provides geoscientific advice and information to the government to support it to deliver its priorities.

Visit the Geoscience Australia website

IP Australia

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.

Visit the IP Australia website.

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.

Visit the AIMS website

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.

Visit the ANSTO website

Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) works to accelerate Australia’s shift to affordable and reliable renewable energy.

Visit the ARENA website

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.

Visit the CEFC website

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.

Visit the CSIRO website

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.

Visit the NOPSEMA website

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.

Visit the NAIF website

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.

Visit the ASBFEO website

Australian Space Agency

The Australian Space Agency coordinates civil space matters across government and supports the growth and transformation of Australia’s space industry.

Read about the Australian Space Agency

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.

Visit the ABCB website

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.

Visit the National Wind Farm Commissioner website

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.

Read about Innovation and Science Australia

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.

Visit the Chief Scientist's website

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.

Visit the Snowy Hydro website

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Last updated: 1 February 2020

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