The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has prepared this report pursuant to section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and Division 3A Subdivision A of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.
This report provides information on the activities of the department during the 2016–17 financial year and includes the annual reports of Geoscience Australia and IP Australia, which are non-corporate Commonwealth entities under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act.
Questions or feedback on the content of this report can be addressed to the listed contact officers.
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Manager, Planning and Governance
Director, Governance and Business Services
Director, Performance Analysis, Planning and Reporting
GPO Box 2013
GPO Box 378
PO Box 200
13 28 46
1800 800 173
1300 65 10 10
How to access this report
Annual reports are available from libraries around Australia under the Commonwealth library deposit and free issue schemes. A list of these libraries is available from the Department of Finance website (www.finance.gov.au).
This report is also available through the following websites:
- Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (https://www.industry.gov.au/about-us/what-we-do/annual-report)
- Geoscience Australia (www.ga.gov.au/about/corporate-documents/annual-report)
- IP Australia (www.ipaustralia.gov.au/about-us/agency-overview).
Background image: Just a few of the 36 antennas that make up CSIRO’s ASKAP telescope at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory.
Centre left image: ICRAR Engineering Team members Mia Walker (left) and Kim Steele working on the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope. Source: ICRAR/Curtin University.
Centre right image: CSIRO research engineer Mia Baquiran is working on the systems that will create a view of the sky using the SKA Low radio telescope. Source: CSIRO.
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