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Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Our vision is to enable growth and productivity for globally competitive industries. There are four key objectives which support our vision: supporting science and commercialisation, growing business investment and improving business capability, streamlining regulation and building a high performance organisation.

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We work closely with business to grow business investment and improve business capability.


We support the safe and sustainable operations of energy markets to provide reliable and lowest cost outcomes for customers.


We consolidate government efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, energy, resources, science and skills.


We’re creating a policy framework to expand Australia's resource base, increase international competitiveness of the resources sector, consistent with the principles of environmental responsibility and sustainable development.


We lead Australia’s whole-of-government science initiatives.

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IN THE NEWS1 February 2016

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Statement: Time to back our potential

IN THE NEWS19 January 2016

Puzzle piece of Business amongst Innovation and Support pieces

Commercialisation grants offered

IN THE NEWS12 January 2016

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Regional universities drive regional innovation


The Hon Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia

The Hon Karen Andrews MP Assistant Minister for Science

The Hon Wyatt Roy MP Assistant Minister for Innovation

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Australian Government 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

Geoscience Australia

IP Australia