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Portfolio and departmental overview

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Portfolio overview

Ministers

The Ministers for the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio at 30 June 2016 were:

  • the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
  • the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia
  • Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Northern Australia
  • the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Science
  • the Hon Wyatt Roy MP, Assistant Minister for Innovation.

Portfolio agencies

At 30 June 2016, the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio comprised the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the following agencies:

  • Geoscience Australia
  • IP Australia
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority.

This annual report covers the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; Geoscience Australia; and IP Australia. The other agencies report separately to the parliament.

Departmental overview

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science works with Australian industry, businesses and other stakeholders to facilitate the growth and productivity of globally competitive industries. It also supports the building of a strong scientific capability, business innovation and the commercialisation of new ideas as critical requirements for productivity and economic growth.

Organisational structure

Figure 1 shows the organisational structure of the department at 30 June 2016.

Purposes

The department’s 2015–16 Corporate Plan sets out three purposes for the reporting period:

  • Supporting Science and Commercialisation
  • Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
  • Streamlining Regulation.

Outcome and programme structure

The department had one outcome for the reporting period. Table 1 describes the outcome and its programmes and sub-programmes.

Table 1: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science outcome and programme structure, 2015–16

Outcome 1: Enabling growth and productivity for globally competitive industries through supporting science and commercialisation, growing business investment and improving business capability and streamlining regulation

Programme 1: Supporting Science and Commercialisation

Programme 2: Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability Programme 3: Programme Support

Sub-programme 1.1: Science awareness, infrastructure and international engagement

Sub-programme 1.2: Business research, development and commercialisation

Sub-programme 2.1: Competitive marketplace

Sub-programme 2.2: Business and market development

Sub-programme 2.3: Economic transition

Sub-programme 2.4: Resources

Sub-programme 2.5: Energy

Sub-programme 2.6: Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

Sub-programme 3.1: Streamlining regulation

Sub-programme 3.2: Building a high performance organisation

Figure 1: Departmental structure, 30 June 2016

SECRETARY

Ms Glenys Beauchamp

CHIEF SCIENTIST

Dr Alan Finkel

INNOVATION AND SCIENCE AUSTRALIA

Mr Bill Ferris

ASSOCIATE SECRETARY

Mr John Ryan

DEPUTY SECRETARY

Mr Rob Heferen

ACTING DEPUTY SECRETARY

Mr Mike Lawson

DEPUTY SECRETARY

Ms Sue Weston

ACTING DEPUTY SECRETARY

Mr David Hazlehurst

GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr Chris Pigram

IP AUSTRALIA

DIRECTOR GENERAL

Ms Patricia Kelly

Energy Security Office

Energy

Resources

Office of Northern Australia

Economic and Analytical Services

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Sectoral Growth Policy

Anti-Dumping Commission

COAG—Australian Building Codes Board

Science and Commercialisation Policy

Questacon

National Measurement Institute

Australian Astronomical Observatory

Corporate

Digital Strategy and Operations

AusIndustry Business Services

AusIndustry Innovation Programmes

National Innovation and Science Agenda Delivery Unit