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Abbreviations and acronyms

AAO

Australian Astronomical Observatory

AAT

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

AIP plan

Australian Industry Participation plan

ANAO

Australian National Audit Office

APS

Australian Public Service

ATS

Automotive Transformation Scheme

CRC

Cooperative Research Centre

GDP

gross domestic product

GST

goods and services tax

ICN

Industry Capability Network

ICT

information and communications technology

IP

intellectual property

KPI

key performance indicator

NABERS

National Australian Built Environment Rating System

NAIF

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

NBSI

National Business Simplification Initiative

NEATS

National Electronic Approvals Tracking System

NOPIMS

National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System

NOPSEMA

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

NOPTA

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PAES

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

PBS

Portfolio Budget Statements

PGPA Act

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

R&D

research and development

RIO Program

Rights In One Program

SBAS

Satellite-Based Augmentation System

SES

Senior Executive Service

STEM

science, technology, engineering and mathematics

WHS

work health and safety

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

List of requirements

Note: All references below are to the location within the PDF version of the complete Annual Report [PDF 3.8MB].

Requirement

Location

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Geoscience Australia

IP Australia

Letter of transmittal

   

Letter of transmittal signed and dated by accountable authority on date final text approved

2

126

202

Aids to access

   

Table of contents

v-vii

v-vii

v-vii

Alphabetical index

270–276

270–276

270–276

Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms

264

264

264

List of requirements

265–269

265–269

265–269

Details of contact officer

iii

iii

iii

Entity’s website address

iii

iii

iii

Electronic address of report

iii

iii

iii

Review by accountable authority

   

A review by the accountable authority of the entity

3–6

127–129

203–205

Overview of the entity

   

A description of the role and functions of the entity

7

129

205

A description of the organisational structure of the entity

8

130

206

A description of the outcomes and programs administered by the entity

9

130

206

A description of the purposes of the entity as included in corporate plan

12

132

208

An outline of the structure of the portfolio of the entity

7

not applicable

not applicable

Where the outcomes and programs administered by the entity differ from the Portfolio Budget Statements, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements or other portfolio estimates statement, details of variation and reasons for change

9, 13

none to report

none to report

Report on the performance of the entity

   

Annual Performance Statements

   

Annual Performance Statements

11–40

131–152

207–219

Report on financial performance

   

A discussion and analysis of the entity’s financial performance

41

153

219

A table summarising the total resources and total payments of the entity

107–110

195–196

255–256

Information on significant changes in the financial results during or after the previous or current reporting period

41

153

219

Management and accountability

   

Corporate governance

   

Information on compliance with section 10 (fraud systems)

44

156

222

A certification by the accountable authority that fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared

2

126

202

A certification by the accountable authority that appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, and recording or reporting fraud that meet the specific needs of the entity are in place

2

126

202

A certification by the accountable authority that all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the entity

2

126

202

An outline of structures and processes in place for the entity to implement principles and objectives of corporate governance

43

155

221–222

A statement of significant issues reported to minister that relate to non-compliance with the finance law and action taken to remedy non-compliance

44

156

222

External scrutiny

   

Information on the most significant developments in external scrutiny and the entity’s response to the scrutiny

44

156

222

Information on judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner that may have a significant effect on the operations of the entity

none to report

none to report

222, 253–254

Information on any reports on operations of the entity by the Auditor-General, a parliamentary committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman

44

156

222

Information on any capability reviews on the entity that were released during the period

none to report

none to report

none to report

Management of human resources

   

An assessment of the entity’s effectiveness in managing and developing employees to achieve entity objectives

44–45

156

223

Statistics on the entity’s APS employees on an ongoing and non-ongoing basis, including in relation to classification level, full-time employees, part-time employees, gender, location, and employees who identify as Indigenous

111–114

197–199

257–259

Information on any enterprise agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, Australian workplace agreements, common law contracts and determinations under section 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999

115

199

260

Information on the number of SES and non-SES employees covered by any enterprise agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, Australian workplace agreements, common law contracts and determinations under section 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999

116

199

260

The salary ranges available for APS employees by classification level

115

199

260

A description of non-salary benefits provided to employees

115

199

260

Information on the number of employees at each classification level who received performance pay

116

157

260

Information on aggregate amounts of performance pay at each classification level

116

not reportable

260

Information on the average amount of performance payment, and range of such payments, at each classification level

116

not reportable

260

Information on aggregate amount of performance payments

116

not reportable

260

Assets management

   

An assessment of effectiveness of assets management where asset management is a significant part of the entity’s activities

not applicable

not applicable

not applicable

Purchasing

   

An assessment of entity performance against the Commonwealth Procurement Rules

46

157

224

Consultants

   

A summary statement detailing the number of new contracts engaging consultants entered into during the period; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts entered into during the period (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were entered into during a previous reporting period; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST)

46

158

225

A statement that ‘During [reporting period], [specified number] new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]. In addition, [specified number] ongoing consultancy contracts were active during the period, involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million].’

46

158

225

A summary of the policies and procedures for selecting and engaging consultants and the main categories of purposes for which consultants were selected and engaged

46

158

225

A statement that ‘Annual reports contain information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website.’

46

158

225

Australian National Audit Office access clauses

   

If an entity entered into a contract with a value of more than $100 000 (inclusive of GST) and the contract did not provide the Auditor-General with access to the contractor’s premises, the name of the contractor, the purpose and value of the contract, and the reason why a clause allowing access was not included in the contract

47

158

225

Exempt contracts

   

If an entity entered into a contract or there is a standing offer with a value greater than $10 000 (inclusive of GST) that has been exempted from being published in AusTender because it would disclose exempt matters under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, a statement that the contract or standing offer has been exempted, and the value of the contract or standing offer, to the extent that doing so does not disclose the exempt matters

47

158

225

Small business

   

A statement that ‘[Name of entity] supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and medium enterprise and small enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance’s website.’

46

157

224

An outline of the ways in which the procurement practices of the entity support small and medium enterprises

46

157

224

If the entity is considered by the Department of Finance as material in nature—a statement that ‘[Name of entity] recognises the importance of ensuring that small businesses are paid on time. The results of the Survey of Australian Government Payments to Small Business are available on the Treasury’s website.’

46

157

224

Financial statements

   

Annual financial statements

50–105

160–194

228–251

Other mandatory information

   

If the entity conducted advertising campaigns, a statement that ‘During [reporting period], the [name of entity] conducted the following advertising campaigns: [name of advertising campaigns undertaken]. Further information on those advertising campaigns is available at [address of entity’s website] and in the reports on Australian Government advertising prepared by the Department of Finance. Those reports are available on the Department of Finance’s website.’

47

none to report

none to report

If the entity did not conduct advertising campaigns, a statement to that effect

not applicable

158

225

A statement that ‘Information on grants awarded to [name of entity] during [reporting period] is available at [address of entity’s website].’

47

158

225

Outline of mechanisms of disability reporting, including reference to website for further information

45

157

224

Website reference to where the entity’s Information Publication Scheme statement pursuant to Part II of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 can be found

45

156

222

Correction of material errors in previous annual report

none to report

none to report

none to report

Information required by other legislation

45, 117–124

157, 200

223, 261

 

Index

Note: The index references below refer to the location within the PDF version of the complete Annual Report [PDF 3.8MB].

AAO Telescope, 19; see also Australian Astronomical Observatory

abbreviations and acronyms, 264

AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2016] AATA 682, 253

access clause, contracts, 47, 158, 225

AccessAbility Action Plan 2016–19 (IP Australia), 224

accountable authority

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 11

Geoscience Australia, 131

IP Australia, 207

Accountable Authority Instructions, 46, 157, 158, 224, 225

ACHIEVE, 209, 214

additional estimates hearings, 44

administered revenue (DIIS), 41; see also financial statements

Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 222, 253, 254

Administrative Arrangements Orders, 12, 41, 45; see also machinery of government changes

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977, 254

Advanced Manufacturing Fund, 6, 24, 29

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, 24

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund, 24

advertising and market research

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 47, 117–118

Geoscience Australia, 158

IP Australia, 225

Advisory Board (Geoscience Australia), 155

aeronautical charts, biannual updates, 138, 140

Airservices Australia, provision of services and products to, 138, 139, 140

Airservices Australia National Vertical Obstruction Database, 138

Alex, virtual assistant, 204, 209, 214

Alice Springs satellite ground station antenna, 128, 150, 151, 152

annual performance statements

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 11–40

Geoscience Australia, 131–152

IP Australia, 207–219

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980, 144

Anti-Dumping Commission, 23, 27, 34, 37; see also Streamlining Australia’s Anti-Dumping System

ANZLIC Spatial Information Council, 147

appeals of decisions (IP Australia), 253–254

APS Statistical Bulletin, 45, 157, 224

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, 27

Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, membership of, 26

Asialink Business, 28

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, 7

Assurance and Audit Committee (DIIS), 43

Attorney-General’s Department, 38, 137, 139, 140

Audit and Risk Committee (Geoscience Australia), 155

Audit Committee (IP Australia), 221

Auditor-General

access clause, 47, 158, 225

see also Australian National Audit Office (ANAO)

AusIndustry, 21, 120

AusTender, 46, 47, 158, 224

Austrade, 38, 204

Australia China Business Council, 204, 216

Australia–China Science and Research Fund, 19

Australia–India Strategic Research Fund, 17, 19

Australia–European Union Free Trade Agreement, 216

Australia–Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement, 205, 216

Australian Antarctic Division, 145

Australian Antarctic Territory, bathymetric mapping, 128, 145

Australian Astronomical Observatory, 17, 19

Australian Border Force, 144, 145

Australian Building Codes Board, 23, 37

Australian Bureau of Statistics, 5

Australian Business Licence and Information Service, 35

Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism, 6, 24, 33

Australian Embassy in Beijing, IP Counsellor posting to, 204; see also IP Counsellor, posting to China

Australian Federal Police, 17

Australian Flood Risk Information Portal, 137

Australian Geoscience Data Cube, 142, 148

funding to transform, 128, 148

Australian Government Innovation and Investment Fund (Tasmania), 30

Australian Government Investigations Standards, 44

Australian Government Procurement Statement, 121

Australian Hydrographic Service, 144, 145

Australian Industry Participation Authority

performance report, 120–122

Australian Industry Participation Authority National Framework, 120, 121

Australian Industry Report, 39

Australian Information Commissioner, 44, 222

Australian Innovation System Report, 39

Australian Institute of Marine Science, 7, 41, 144, 145

Australian Intellectual Property Financing Market Review (Ernst & Young report), 217

Australian Intellectual Property Report 2017, 218

Australian IP Toolkit for Collaboration, 205, 218

Australian Jobs Act 2013, 120–122

Australian Marine Spatial Information System, 144, 145, 146

Australian Maritime Safety Authority, 144, 145

Australian Mineral Industry Research Association Roadmap for Exploration Under Cover, 135

Australian National Audit Office (ANAO)

entity audit reports, 44, 222

independent audit reports

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 50–52

Geoscience Australia, 160–161

IP Australia, 228–229

Australian National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 153

Australian National University, 152

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, 4, 7, 41

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, 135

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Conference and Exhibition, 128, 151

Australian Rainfall and Runoff Guidelines, 127, 140

Australian Regional Global Navigation Satellite System Network, 149

Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation’s blast loss capability, 140

Australian Renewable Energy Agency, 148

Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office, 137

Australian Securities and Investments Commission, 35

Australian Securities Exchange notices, 120

Australian Seismic Network, 151, 152

Australian Seismic Site Conditions Map, 140

Australian Synchrotron, transfer of ownership, 4

Australian Taxation Office, 16, 35

Australian Tourism Awards (Questacon), 17

Australian Trade Commission, 148

Australian Trade Marks Online Search System, replacement of, 204

Australian Trade Mark Search tool, launch of, 204, 219

Australian Transport Safety Bureau, 144, 145

Australian Tsunami Warning Centre, 150

Automotive Diversification Programme, 30

Automotive Transformation Scheme, 30, 123

Automotive Transformation Scheme Act 2009, 123

Bass Strait, oil and gas fields, 24

bathymetry data acquisition and management, 128, 144, 145

Bebras Australia Computational Thinking Challenge, 22

BIG Day in ICT Careers Conference, 22

Biomedical Translation Fund, 3, 16

Bioregional Assessment Programme, 127, 141, 143

BizLab, 5

Bowen, Qld, earthquake activity, 137, 152

Broken Hill Managed Aquifer Recharge project, 141

Broken Hill region, groundwater resource assessment, 128, 141

Browse Basin, petroleum system studies, 134

budget estimates hearings, 44

Building a high performance organisation (DIIS people plan), 44; see also Our People Plan (DIIS)

Building a high performance organisation (Sub-program 3.2 (DIIS) Activity), 39–40

Building Australia’s resource wealth (Geoscience Australia strategic priority), 129, 132

analysis of performance, 136

key performance indicators, 135

objective, 134

performance criteria and results, 134–135

program deliverables, 134–135

Building Ministers’ Forum, 23

building refresh project (Geoscience Australia), 129, 156

Bureau of Meteorology, 127, 143, 148, 150

Bureau of Meteorology Australian Groundwater Explorer web system, 142

Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, 138, 140

Bushfire Attack Level Toolbox, 140

bushfires, exposure information, 138, 139, 140, 150; see also Sentinel Hotspots

Business Grants Hub, 5, 6, 35, 38

Business Grants Hub Operational Board, 43

Business Investment Committee (IP Australia), 221

Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment, 5

Business Operations Committee (IP Australia), 221

business R&D investment, 18, 21

Business Registration Service Beta, 4, 35, 38

business registration services, streamlining of, 4, 35, 38

Business Research and Innovation Initiative, 3, 21

business.gov.au, 27, 29, 35

advertising campaign relating to, 47, 117–118

Bynoe Harbour, NT, seabed habitat mapping survey, 128

Camden, NSW, environmental monitoring project, 146

Capability Action Plan (IP Australia), 223

Capability Development Strategy 2017–20 (DIIS), 45

Carbon Capture and Storage Flagships, 31

Carbon Capture and Storage Research Development and Demonstration Fund, 24, 33

Centre for Appropriate Technology, 136

Centre for Defence Industry Capability, 4, 39

Certain Inputs to Manufacture registrations, 26

Chief Executive Officer’s review (Geoscience Australia), 127–129

childcare facilities, onsite (Geoscience Australia), 129

China Australia Geological Storage of CO2 Project, 135

China–Australia Mineral Investment Seminar, 135

China Geological Survey, 135

China Mining, 135

Chinese Ministry of Commerce, 216

Chinese State Intellectual Property Office, memorandum of understanding with, 214, 216, 218

Chinese Trade Mark Office, 216

Christmas Island Groundwater Project, 142

City of Sydney, collaboration with, 140

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1988, 138, 139

Clean Energy Finance Corporation investment, 121, 122

Coal Mining Abatement Technology Support Package, 31

coal mining and coalbed methane, assessment of impacts on water resources, 127–128, 141, 142

Collection of North West Shelf Royalty Revenue (ANAO report), 44

Comcare, 45, 157, 224

commercialisation, support for; see Purpose 1 (DIIS): Supporting science and commercialisation

Commissioner of Patents, 206, 222

appeals against decisions, 253

Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, 148

Commonwealth Bank, 16

Commonwealth Contracting Suite, 46

Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework, 44, 156, 222

Commonwealth Ombudsman, 44, 156, 222

Commonwealth Procurement Rules, 46, 157, 158, 224, 225

Commonwealth Science Council, 20

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, 7, 41, 143, 145, 150

compliance with finance law

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 44

Geoscience Australia, 156

IP Australia, 222

Construction Intelligence Center website, 120

consultancy contracts

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 46–47

Geoscience Australia, 158

IP Australia, 225

Coompana, SA, stratigraphic drilling program, 134

Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia, 4

Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information, 128, 147

Cooperative Research Centres Programme, 4, 16, 21, 119; see also CRC Projects

Copernicus Emergency Management Service, 139

Coretell Pty Ltd v Australian Mud Company Pty Ltd [2017] FCAFC 54, 253

corporate governance

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 43

Geoscience Australia, 155

IP Australia, 221

Corporate Projects Board (IP Australia), 221

cost attribution model, IP Australia, 212, 213

cost-recovery measures (NOPTA), 31, 124

Council of Australian Governments, 24

country of origin labelling, introduction of, 4, 23

advertising campaigns relating to, 47, 117

CRC Projects, 4, 16, 21, 24

Crisis Coordination Centre, 127, 137, 138, 139

CSIRO Innovation Fund, 3

Cultural Reference Group (Geoscience Australia), 155, 156

Customer Service Charter (IP Australia), 209, 210, 213

Cyber Security Growth Centre, 3, 24

cyclone Debbie, 127, 137, 139, 141

data acquisition and delivery systems, 127, 150–152

Data Governance Office, 218

Data Integration Partnership, 6

Data Management and Analytical Taskforce, 39

data.gov.au, improvements to, 147, 148

DataHub (DIIS online portal), 5

deep seismic survey, Qld and NT borders, 136

Defence Intelligence Organisation, 137

deliverables; see program deliverables

Deloitte Access Economics Investment Monitor, 120

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, assistance with developing spatial data framework, 147

Department of Defence, 4, 38, 39, 140, 144

Department of the Environment and Energy, 38, 141, 143

transfer of energy functions to, 5, 12, 41, 45

Department of Finance, 46, 122

Department of Fire and Emergency Services in Western Australia, 140

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 141, 144, 145, 150, 218

Department of Health, 17, 38

Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 144

assistance with developing spatial data framework, 147

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 135, 141, 217, 218

annual performance statements, 11–40

financial performance summary, 41

financial statements, 50–105

management and accountability, 43–47

outcome and program structure, 9

overview, 7–9

role and functions, 7

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, 38, 142

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 37, 38, 138, 147, 148

Designs Act 1994, 205

designs (IP right), 205, 208, 210–212

Digital Business Kits, 22

digital capability development (DIIS), 40, 45

Digital Careers, 22

Digital Continuity 2020 policy, 40, 218

Digital Earth Australia, 128, 148, 149

Digital Productivity, 22

digital services, delivery, 4, 6, 35

Director General’s overview (IP Australia), 203–205

disability reporting mechanisms, 45, 157, 224

Disaster Management Innovation program, 141

dispute resolution services, access to, 204, 214, 216, 217, 219

Distinguished Visitor Scheme (AAO), 19

earthquake and tsunami warning system, 139, 150

earthquake monitoring, 137, 151, 152

earthquake risk mapping, 136, 140, 141

East Timor, maritime boundaries, 144, 145

ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance report

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 119

Geoscience Australia, 200

IP Australia, 261

education and awareness (IP Australia), 203, 205, 214–216

Elevation Information System, 147

EM-LINK, emergency management web services catalogue, 137, 139

Emergency Management Australia, 127

employee assistance program, 157, 224

employee engagement, 5, 209

energy consumption monitoring (Geoscience Australia), 200

energy functions, transfer to Department of the Environment and Energy, 5, 12, 41, 45

Engineers Australia, 127, 140

Enhanced Project By-law Scheme, closure of, 26

Ensuring Australia’s community safety (Geoscience Australia strategic priority), 129, 132

analysis of performance, 139–141

key performance indicators, 138–139

objective, 136

performance criteria and results, 136–139

program deliverables, 136–138

entity-level performance (Geoscience Australia), 132–133

entity resource statement

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 107–108

Geoscience Australia, 195

IP Australia, 255

see also financial statements

Entrepreneurs’ Programme, 4, 23–24, 28

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, 119, 141, 200, 261

Water Trigger Amendment, 142

environmental management system

Geoscience Australia, 200

IP Australia, 261

Ernst & Young, 217

review of unscheduled absences (IP Australia), 223

Esso Australia, 24

European Patent Office, memorandum of understanding with, 216

European Patent Office Global Dossier, 216

European Southern Observatory, strategic partnership with, 5, 17

European Union, negotiation of free trade agreement with, 205, 216

Executive Board

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 43

IP Australia, 221

exempt contracts, 47, 158, 225

expenses

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, administered items, 41

Geoscience Australia, 153

IP Australia, 219

see also financial statements

expenses and resources for Outcome 1

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 109–110

Geoscience Australia, 196

IP Australia, 256

see also financial statements

exploration permits, offshore, 4, 24, 33; see also Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release

Exploring for the Future programme, 4, 127, 134, 142, 143

exposure information products, 138, 139

external scrutiny

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 44

Geoscience Australia, 156

IP Australia, 222

extractive industries, assessment of impacts on water resources, 127–128, 141, 142

Federal Circuit Court, 222, 254

Federal Court of Australia, 222, 253, 254

financial performance summary

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 41

Geoscience Australia, 153

IP Australia, 219

see also financial statements

financial statements

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 50–105

independent audit report, 50–52

Geoscience Australia, 160–194

independent audit report, 160–161

IP Australia, 228–251

independent audit report, 228–229

First Aid Officers Committee (IP Australia), 223

First Ministers, 24

Fitzroy (West Kimberley), WA, groundwater resources assessment, 142

flight MH370, assistance in search for, 128, 144, 145

flood modelling capabilities, 127, 140

floods and flooding, response to, 137, 139

Following Through: A review of the implementation of the Capability Action Plan, 223

Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre, 24

foreign investment growth, 25

Foundation Spatial Data Framework, 147, 148, 149

Foundation Spatial Data Framework Location Information Knowledge Platform, 147

foundation spatial datasets, 143, 146, 149; see also Foundation Spatial Data Framework

fraud control

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 44

Geoscience Australia, 156

IP Australia, 222

free trade agreements, 27, 205, 216, 218

Freedom of Information Act 1982, 44, 156, 158, 222, 225

fundamental geographic information, provision of, 128, 129, 132, 149; see also Providing fundamental geographic information (Geoscience Australia strategic priority)

Future Way of Working Program Board (IP Australia), 221

Galilee subregion, bioregional assessment, 141, 143

gas supply, security mechanisms, 6, 24, 33

Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund, 30

Gender Strategy (Geoscience Australia), 156

General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China, 216

Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020, 146

geodetic environmental monitoring project, 136

geodetic observatory networks, 149, 151

geographic information services, 124, 128; see also Providing fundamental geographic information (Geoscience Australia strategic priority)

geological storage of carbon dioxide, 135

Geological Survey of Queensland, agreement with, 134

Geological Survey of Western Australia, 151

geological surveys organisations, state and territory, 134, 136, 147, 151

geomagnetic data collection and management, 150, 151

geophysical surveys, 134, 136

Geoscience Australia, 4, 5, 7, 40, 124

annual performance statements, 131–152

financial performance summary, 153

financial statements, 160–194

management and accountability, 155–158

outcome and program structure, 130

overview, 129–130

role and functions, 129

geothermal heating (Geoscience Australia), 200

German Aerospace Center, 152

Giant Magellan Telescope, 17

global competitiveness indexes, 15

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 25

Global Innovation Index, 25

Global Innovation Strategy, 19

Global Terrorism Risk Insurance Conference, 140

Graduate Development Program

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 45

Geoscience Australia, 156

grant programs

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 47

Geoscience Australia, 158

IP Australia, 225

grants management system, 35, 39; see also Business Grants Hub

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, 144

Green Team (Geoscience Australia), 200

gross domestic product, 15, 18, 25

groundwater resource assessment, 128, 141–142

Growth Fund, 4

H. Lundbeck A/S v Commissioner of Patents [2017] FCA 56, 253

Health and Safety Representative Committee (IP Australia), 223

Houtman Sub-basin, petroleum system studies, 134

human resources digital roadmap (DIIS), 45

human resources management

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 44–45

Geoscience Australia, 156–157

IP Australia, 223

hydro-acoustic networks, 150, 151, 152

hydrochemistry data, data integration, 142

hydrological models, 141–142

ICT and Data Strategy Committee (DIIS), 43

ICT Strategy Committee (Geoscience Australia), 155

ICT systems strategy (IP Australia), 205, 210

Inclusive Culture Program (Geoscience Australia), 156

income

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 41

IP Australia, 41

see also financial statements

independent reviews of science quality (Geoscience Australia), 133

Indigenous Employment Strategy (Geoscience Australia), 156

Indigenous Procurement Policy, 46

Indonesia, natural hazards management capabilities, 141

Industry Capability Network Gateway, 121

Industry Capability Network Limited, 121

Industry Growth Centres, 3, 4, 24, 28

Industry Growth Policy, 29

Industry 4.0 Taskforce, 29

influenza vaccinations, 157, 223

information management

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 40

Geoscience Australia, 129

Information Publication Scheme, 44, 156, 222

infrasound networks, 150, 151, 152

innovation agenda; see National Innovation and Science Agenda

Innovation and Science Australia, 5, 16

Inspiring all Australians in STEM, 19; see also science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) capabilities

intangible assets, investment in, 18

Intellectual Property Arrangements (Productivity Commission report), 219; see also Productivity Commission inquiry into IP arrangements

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012, 213

Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping, 148

internal audit

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 43

IP Australia, 221

International Charter for Space and Major Disasters, activation, 138

International Electrotechnical Commission, 26

international engagement, 16, 17, 19, 28, 135, 148, 204–205, 214–218; see also free trade agreements

International Geological Correlation Programme, 153

International Institute for Management Development World Competitiveness Scoreboard, 15

International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, membership of, 26

International Mining & Machinery Exhibition, 135

International Organization for Standardization, 26

international patent law harmonisation agenda, 205

international resource seminars, participation in, 135

International Seabed Authority’s Legal and Technical Commission, 144

Intertidal Extents Model products, 148

IP Attorneys Code of Conduct, review of, 204

IP Australia, 7

annual performance statements, 207–219

financial performance summary, 219

financial statements, 228–251

management and accountability, 221–225

outcome and program structure, 206

overview, 205–206

role and functions, 205

IP Australia Data/Information Governance Framework, 218

IP Australia Data Strategy, 218

IP Australia Enterprise Agreement 2017, 223

IP Australia Governance Committee, 218

IP Counsellor, posting to China, 204, 214, 216, 218

IP Government Open Data, 219

IP NOVA, 204, 214

IP rights administration, 203–204, 205, 208–214

IP rights application processes, 204, 209, 211–212, 217

IP Rights Technical Excellence Centre, 203, 208, 213

IP Stakeholders Forum, 213

IP Statistics for Decision Makers Conference (OECD), 214, 215

IP—Your Business Edge (magazine), 215

Israel, international agreement with, 17

Italy, international agreement with, 17

Japan, international agreement with, 17

Japan–Australia Mineral Investment Seminar, 135

Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, 27

Joint Authority in Commonwealth Waters, 24, 33

Joint Petroleum Development Area, 31

Jones Tulloch Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2016] FCA 1108, 253

judicial review of decisions (IP Australia), 222, 253–254

key performance indicators, 37

Geoscience Australia, 135, 138–139, 142–143, 145, 149, 151–152

IP Australia, 215

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator, 31, 124

Kimba, SA, site for radioactive waste management facility, 24, 32

Kipper gas field, 24

knowledge-intensive industries, growth in, 18

Korea–Australia Mineral Investment Seminar, 135

Lachlan River floods, 139

Lake Eyre Basin bioregion, hydrological models and reports, 141, 143

Land Information New Zealand, 128

Landsat Archive, 152

Landsat Ground Network, 128, 151, 152

Landsat satellite events, 151, 152

Launceston, Tas, flood levee upgrade, 140

lead-isotope map, of eastern Australia, 135

leadership and management, 45, 156, 209, 210, 223

learning management system (DIIS), 40

letter of transmittal

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 2

Geoscience Australia, 126

IP Australia, 202

list of requirements, 265–269

Locate17 conference, 147

Lodestar Anstalt v Campari America LLC [2016] FCAFC 92, 254

Longford, Vic, gas conditioning plant, 24

Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund, 31

machinery of government changes, 5; see also Administrative Arrangements Orders

‘Maintaining Australia’s Optical Astronomy Capability’ (Budget measure), 17

Maintaining geoscience knowledge and capability (Geoscience Australia strategic priority), 129, 132

analysis of performance, 152

key performance indicators, 151–152

objective, 150

performance criteria and results, 150–152

program deliverables, 150–151

Major Projects Approval Agency, consolidation with Major Projects Facilitation program, 29

Major Projects Facilitation Agency, creation of, 29

management and accountability

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 43–47

Geoscience Australia, 155–158

IP Australia, 221–225

Managing Australia’s marine jurisdiction (Geoscience Australia strategic priority), 129, 132

analysis of performance, 145–146

key performance indicators, 145

objective, 144

performance criteria and results, 144–145

program deliverables, 144–145

Managing Underperformance in the Australian Public Service (ANAO report), 44, 222

manufacturing sector, transitioning programs, 4, 30

Manufacturing Transition Programme, 30

Maralinga Maintenance, 31

Maralinga Tjarutja, 31

Marine Biodiversity Hub (National Environmental Science Programme), 144

marine jurisdiction, management of, 128; see also Managing Australia’s marine jurisdiction (Geoscience Australia strategic priority)

marine mapping surveys, 128

maritime boundaries, determination of, 144, 145; see also territorial sea baseline, mapping

marketing campaign, to promote business.gov.au website, 29

market research and advertising, see advertising and market research

mediation referral service, 204, 217, 219

Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre, 24

Melbourne’s North Innovation and Investment Fund, 30

mineral systems, potential new, 134

minerals and energy exploration, 134–136; see also Exploring for the Future programme

Mining Equipment, Technology and Services Growth Centre, 24

Mining Intelligence Center website, 120

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, 7, 16

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, 7, 24, 32, 135

Mount Isa region, Qld, exploration potential, 134, 136

Murray–Darling Basin Authority, environmental planning, 148

National Archives Australia Award for Digital Excellence, 128

National Association of Testing Authorities, 26, 27

National Australian Built Environment Rating System energy rating

Geoscience Australia, 200

IP Australia, 261

National Business Simplification Initiative, 4, 35

National Climate Change Adaptation Framework, 143

National Computational Infrastructure, 147, 152

National Coordinate Datum, 146

National Disability Strategy 2010–2020, 45, 157, 224

National Electronic Application Tracking System (NEATS), 124

National Emergency Management Project funding, 140

National Environmental Science Programme, 144

National Innovation and Science Agenda, 3, 16, 205, 217, 218

National Location Framework, 147

National Low Emissions Carbon Infrastructure funding, 134

National Low Emissions Coal Initiative, 31

National Measurement Institute, 17, 20, 37, 146

National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System, 124, 128, 135, 151, 152

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, 7, 41, 124

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator, 31, 37, 41, 124, 151

National Positioning Infrastructure, 146

National Regolith Site Classification Map of Australia, 140

National Science Statement, 3, 16, 20

National Seismic Hazard Assessment map, 136

National Survey of Research Commercialisation, 18

national vertical obstruction datasets, updates, 138, 139, 140

National Youth Science Forum, 215

NationalMap, 148, 149

Natural Disaster Resilience Program funding, 137

Natural Hazard Exposure Information Framework (report), 138

natural hazards, managing impact of, 136–141, 150

NEATS 2020 report, 124

New Investigation Model (for anti-dumping investigations), 23

New South Wales, 4

environmental modelling, 146, 148

New Zealand, 5

assistance with spatial data framework development, 147

international agreement with, 17

patent attorney regulatory regime, 204, 209, 214

Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme, 30

nickel prospectivity, 135

Norseman, WA, earthquake activity, 152

North Korea, nuclear detonations, seismic detection of, 137

North West Shelf Project, royalty payments, 31, 32

northern Australia, resources prospectus, 4, 127

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, 4, 7, 24, 34, 41, 121, 122

Northern Australia Strategic Partnership, 24

Northern Territory Geological Survey, agreement with, 134

notifiable incidents

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 45

Geoscience Australia, 157

IP Australia, 224

NT Uranium Royalty (Ranger Project Area) Administration, 31

nuclear weapon detonation, detection capabilities, 137, 139

Observatories program (Geoscience Australia), 128, 150–152

Office of Northern Australia, relocation, 24

Office of the Chief Economist, 34, 120

Offshore Minerals Act 1994, 31

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, 32, 124, 152

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environmental) Regulations 2009, 144

Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release, 135

Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Growth Centre, 24

oil and gas fields, offshore, 24, 124

online alternative dispute resolution services, 204, 214, 216

onshore coastal waters royalty, 31

onshore gas exploration, 4, 24

operating result

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 41

Geoscience Australia, 153

IP Australia, 219

oppositions and exemptions, processing (IP rights), 213

optical astronomy, 5, 17; see also Australian Astronomical Observatory

Ord Bonaparte Plains, WA, groundwater resources assessment, 142

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 22, 36, 214, 215

organisational structure

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 7–8

Geoscience Australia, 129–130

IP Australia, 205

Our People Plan (DIIS), 5, 44

outcome and program structure

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 9

Geoscience Australia, 130

IP Australia, 206

Pacific PacSAFE program, 141

Papua New Guinea, technical disaster risk management, 141

Parks Australia, 145

parliamentary committees, 44, 156, 222

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, 156

patent attorneys, regulatory regime, 204, 209, 214

Patent Cooperation Treaty, 212, 215, 216

patent examiners, training, 209, 215; see also Regional Patent Examiner Training program

patent expiry, impact on government pharmaceutical expenditure, 205, 218

patent grace periods, economic benefits of, 205, 218

Patent Prosecution Highway, 216

patents, 204, 205, 208, 210–212

Patents Act 1990, 205

Patents Consultation Group, 213

people management; see human resources management

People Strategy 2017–2022 (Geoscience Australia), 156

people with disability reporting, 45, 157, 224

performance criteria

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 14, 15, 18–22, 25–34, 36–38, 39–40

Geoscience Australia, 133, 134–135, 136–139, 141–143, 144–145, 146–149, 150–152

IP Australia, 209–213, 215, 217–218

performance management program, staff (IP Australia), 209, 215, 223

performance measurement framework (DIIS), 14

performance pay, employee, 116, 157, 260

performance reporting structure

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 12–13

Geoscience Australia, 132

IP Australia, 208

Petermann Ranges, NT, earthquake activity, 152

petroleum exploration, offshore, 135, 151; see also oil and gas fields, offshore

Petroleum Royalties Administration, 31

petroleum systems, potential new, 134

Pham Global Pty Ltd v Insight Clinical Imaging Pty Ltd [2017] FCAFC 83, 254

plant breeder’s rights, 205, 208, 210–212

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994, 205

plant breeder’s rights examiners, training, 209

portfolio agencies, 7

portfolio and departmental overview, 3–9

Portfolio Board (Geoscience Australia), 155

portfolio overview, 7

Portfolio View initiative in e-services, 209, 213–214

post-disaster surveys, 141

pre-competitive data collection and delivery, 134, 136, 142, 143

Preliminary Affirmative Determination reports, 27

private sector business investment, 25, 30

procurement

Australian Industry Participation Authority, 121–122

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 46

Geoscience Australia, 157

IP Australia, 224

Procurement Bulletin (Department of Finance), 122

Procurement Toolkit, 46

product market regulation index (OECD), 36

production licence, offshore, 4, 24, 33; see also Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release

productivity, vision for growth in, 12, 13, 14, 15

Productivity Commission inquiry into IP arrangements, 204, 217, 218, 219

Productivity Commission inquiry into spatial data availability and use, 147

Professional Standards Board, 208, 212

program deliverables, 43

Geoscience Australia, 132, 134–135, 136–138, 141–142, 144–145, 146–148, 150–151

IP Australia, 212

Program 1 (DIIS): Supporting Science and Commercialisation, 9, 13; see also Purpose 1 (DIIS): Supporting science and commercialisation

Program 2 (DIIS): Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability, 9, 13; see also Purpose 2 (DIIS): Growing business investment and improving business capability

Program 3 (DIIS): Program Support, 9, 13; see also Building a high performance organisation (Sub-program 3.2 (DIIS) Activity); Purpose 3 (DIIS): Simplifying doing business

Program 1.1 (IP Australia): Rights Administration and Professional Registration, 206

achievements, 208–209

analysis of performance, 213–214

deliverables, results, 212

evaluation, 209–213

objectives, 208

performance criteria and results, 209–213

purposes, 208

Program 1.2 (IP Australia): Education, Awareness and International Engagement, 206

achievements, 214

analysis of performance, 215–216

objectives, 214

performance criteria and results, 215

purposes, 214

Program 1.3 (IP Australia): Advice to Government, 206

achievements, 217

analysis of performance, 219

objectives, 216

performance criteria and results, 217–218

purposes, 216

Programme Assurance Committee (DIIS), 43

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention, 135

Providing fundamental geographic information (Geoscience Australia strategic priority), 129, 132

analysis of performance, 149–150

key performance indicators, 149

objective, 146

performance criteria and results, 146–149

program deliverables, 146–148

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, 11, 46, 131, 207, 222

purchasing; see procurement

Purpose 1 (DIIS): Supporting science and commercialisation, 12, 13

achievements, 16–17

Activity 1.1: Science awareness, infrastructure and international engagement, 16, 19–20

Activity 1.2: Business research, development and commercialisation, 16, 21–22

analysis of performance, 22

evaluations, 22

performance criteria and results, 18–22

trends and analysis, 19–20

Purpose 2 (DIIS): Growing business investment and improving business capability, 12, 13

achievements, 23–24

Activity 2.1: Competitive marketplace, 23, 26–27

Activity 2.2: Business and market development, 23, 28–29

Activity 2.3: Economic Transition, 23, 30

Activity 2.4: Resources, 23, 31–33

Activity 2.5. Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, 23, 34

analysis of performance, 34

evaluations, 34

performance criteria and results, 25–34

trends and analysis, 25

Purpose 3 (DIIS): Simplifying doing business, 12, 13

achievements, 35

Activity 3.1: Regulatory reform and functions, 35, 37

Activity 3.2: Better services and information for business, 35, 38

analysis of performance, 38

performance criteria and results, 36–38

trends and analysis, 36

Quantum Computing, 21

Queensland, assistance with developing spatial data framework, 147

Questacon, 17, 20, 215

Questacon’s Smart Skills Initiative, 215

radioactive waste management, 4, 24, 32

R&D expenditure, 18, 21

R&D Tax Incentive, 4, 5, 16, 21

review of, 22

Recognised-value Standard of Measurement of Position, 146

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, 205, 216, 218

Regional Patent Examiner Training program, 204

awards for, 214, 215, 216

Registrar of Designs, 206, 222

Registrar of Plant Breeder’s Rights, 206, 222

Registrar of Trade Marks, 206, 222

appeals against decisions, 254

Regulator Performance Framework, 31, 37

self-assessment reports under, 37, 121, 124

regulatory reform, 4, 35–38; see also Regulatory Reform Agenda

Regulatory Reform Agenda, 36, 37, 38, 217, 218

rehabilitation management scheme (Geoscience Australia), 157

reports addressing special legislative requirements (DIIS), 120–124

research infrastructure, provision of, 4, 16

resource data acquisition and delivery, 127

resource rent royalty, 31

Resources and Energy Quarterly, 39

Resources and Major Projects listings (Office of the Chief Economist), 120

resources prospectus, northern Australia, 4, 127; see also Exploring for the Future programme

retention leases, offshore, 4, 24, 33; see also Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release

Review of the R&D Tax Incentive Program, 22

Rights in One program, 217, 219

Rights in One Program Board, 221

risk management

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 43

IP Australia, 222

role and functions

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 7

Geoscience Australia, 129

IP Australia, 205

Royal Australian Air Force, provision of services and products to, 139

Royal Australian Navy, 145

royalty payments, 31, 32, 41

Royalty Payments WA—Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, 32

Rum Jungle Mine Site Environmental Rehabilitation Project, 32

Rum Jungle Mine Site—Environmental Rehab, 32

Sabrina Coast, Antarctica, seabed habitat mapping survey, 128

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988, 223

Satellite-Based Augmentation System technology, 5, 128, 146, 150

satellite remote sensing data acquisition and delivery, 150, 151

satisfaction surveys

of Entrepreneur Programme participants, 24

of Geoscience Australia stakeholders, 128, 133, 135, 138, 142, 145, 149

of Industry Capability Network stakeholders, 121

IP Australia, 204, 209, 215

science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) capabilities, 4, 16, 17, 19

science evaluations (Geoscience Australia), 133

Science First initiative (Geoscience Australia), 129

Science in Australia Gender Equity process, 19

scientific citations, Australian, 19

seabed mapping, 128, 144

Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973, 144

Secretary’s review, 3–6

sector competitiveness plans, 4, 24, 28

Securing Australia’s water resources (Geoscience Australia strategic priority), 129, 132

analysis of performance, 143

key performance indicators, 142–143

objective, 141

performance criteria and results, 141–143

program deliverables, 141–142

SeiscomP3, seismic modelling program, 141

seismic hazards assessment, 136, 140, 141

seismic network, 151, 152

seismic surveys, 134, 136

self-assessment reports, under Regulator Performance Framework, 37, 121, 124

Senate Economics Legislation Committee, Senate Estimates hearings, 222

Senate Standing Committee on Economics, Senate Estimates hearings, 156

Sentinel Hotspots, 138, 150

shared and common services, 40

silicon quantum computer chip development, 16

Singapore, international agreement with, 17

Single Business Service programme, 35

Single Online Business Registration System, 38; see also Business Registration Service Beta

situational awareness capabilities (natural hazards), 137, 139

small and medium-sized enterprises, 16, 18

access to dispute resolution services, 204, 217, 219

digital capability of, 5, 22

procurement practices relating to, 46, 157

South Australia, resources prospectus, 4

South Pacific Earth monitoring network, 149

South Pacific Regional Global Navigation Satellite System Network, 149

Southeast Asia Petroleum Exploration Society Conference, 135

Southern Thomson region (NSW, Qld), stratigraphic drilling program, 134

Space Activities Act 1988, review of, 23, 29

Space Concession registrations, 26

space industry capabilities, review of, 6, 23, 29

Spatial Data Infrastructure, 147

spatial datasets, 143, 147, 149; see also Foundation Spatial Data Framework

Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope Project, 19

staff engagement (IP Australia), 209

Standards Australia, 26, 27, 136

start-up workshops (IP protection), 214

state and territory governments, agreement with on simplifying business processes, 4, 35

State of the Service Report (APS), 45, 157, 225

State of the Service survey (APS), 44, 210; see also State of the Service Report (APS)

Stavely region, Vic, stratigraphic drilling program, 134

strategic investment in science, 20

strategic priorities (Geoscience Australia), 129, 132

stratigraphic drilling program, 134

Streamlining Australia’s Anti-Dumping System, 34; see also Anti-Dumping Commission

Structural design actions, part 4: Earthquake actions in Australia, 136

supplementary budget estimates hearings, 44

Support for Industry Service Organisations, 26

surface water, spatial datasets, 143

Survey of Australian Government Payments to Small Businesses, 46, 157

sustainable resource industries, 33

TAIPAN instrument, 17

talent management program (IP Australia), 223

Tasmanian Jobs and Investment Fund, 30

Taxpayer Alerts, 16

Technical Disaster Risk Reduction program, PNG, 141

TEDx events, 215

Telstra, 16

Tennant Creek region, NT, exploration potential, 134, 136

territorial sea baseline, mapping, 128, 144; see also maritime boundaries, determination of

Textile Clothing and Footwear—Register of Approved Occupational Clothing, 26

total early-stage entrepreneurship activity, 25

Toyota Major Facelift Vehicle Grant, 30

Toyota Supplier Development Programme Grant, 30

Trade Mark Assist, 204, 217

trade marks, 204, 205, 208, 210–212, 217

Trade Marks Act 1994, 205

Trade Marks and Designs Consultation Group, 213

trade marks search system, new, 204, 209

Trade Policy, Standards and Confirmation, 27

Tradex, 26

Traditional Owner capacity-building, 32

training and development, staff

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 45

Geoscience Australia, 156

IP Australia, 223

Trans-Tasman IP Attorney Board, 214

trans-Tasman register, of patent attorneys, 204, 214

transmittal letter

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 2

Geoscience Australia, 126

IP Australia, 202

Treasury, 32, 35, 37, 46

tsunami hazard database, Indonesia, 141

Tuna gas field, 24

Turrum gas field, 24

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, 5

2016 National Science Week, 17

2016–17 Corporate Plan (DIIS), 12, 14

2016–17 Corporate Plan (Geoscience Australia), 132

2016–17 Corporate Plan (IP Australia), 208

2016–17 Portfolio Budget Statements, 12, 132, 208

2017–18 Budget, 17, 148

2017–2020 Corporate Plan (NOPTA), 124

2030 Strategic Plan, 5

unconventional shale development, assessment of impacts on water resources, 127–128

UNCOVER, 135

United Nations Conciliation Commission, 144

United States, international agreement with, 17

United States Geological Survey, agreement with, 151, 152

University of New South Wales, 16

unscheduled absences, independent review of (IP Australia), 223

Victorian Innovation and Investment Fund—Ford assistance, 30

vision

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 12, 13, 14, 15

IP Australia, 203

Water Act 2007, 143

water consumption monitoring (Geoscience Australia), 200

Water Observations from Space products, 148

Water Trigger Amendment, to Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, 142

WaterNSW, 141

Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, 151

Western Australian Office of Emergency Management, 137

WHS Committee (IP Australia), 223

WIPO Group B+, 205

work health and safety

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 45

Geoscience Australia, 157

IP Australia, 223–224

Work Health and Safety Act 2011, 45, 223, 224

Work Health and Safety Committee (Geoscience Australia), 155

workforce plan (DIIS), 44; see also Our People Plan (DIIS)

workforce statistics

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 111–116

Geoscience Australia, 197–199

IP Australia, 257–260

workplace diversity (Geoscience Australia), 156

Workplace Relations Committee (Geoscience Australia), 155

World Bank ease of doing business index, 25, 36

World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index, 15

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), 204, 214, 216, 218

World Trade Organization, 27

Young ICT Explorers, 22