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Aliases
Department of Industry, Science and Resources
INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESOURCES
THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESOURCES

Lead Body
Yes
Employment Arrangements
Enabling legislation

Annual report prepared under section 46 of the PGPA Act.
Additional annual report requirement
No

Section 35 of the PGPA Act applies
Yes
Section 35(3) of the PGPA Act applies
Yes

Outcome #1: Support economic growth, productivity and job creation for all Australians by investing in science, technology and commercialisation, growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions, and supporting resources
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Investing in science, technology and commercialisation Department of Industry, Science and Resources

This program aims to facilitate the development and uptake of new ideas and technology and translate them into commercial outcomes and enhanced productivity.

1.1 Investing in science, technology and commercialisation Department of Industry, Science and Resources
1.2 Growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions Department of Industry, Science and Resources
1.2 Growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions Department of Industry, Science and Resources

This program aims to support the growth of innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions, and build a diversified, flexible, resilient and dynamic economic base that can identify and adapt to new markets and emerging opportunities.

1.3 Supporting a strong resources sector Department of Industry, Science and Resources

This program aims to support the sustainable development of the resources sector, attract private sector investment and encourage innovative technologies.

1.3 Supporting a strong resources sector Department of Industry, Science and Resources
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission promotes competition, fair trading, protection of consumers' rights and product safety for the benefit of consumers, businesses and the Australian community. The primary responsibilities of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission are to enforce compliance with the competition, consumer protection, fair trading and product safety provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, regulate national infrastructure and undertake market studies. The department works collaboratively with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission given competitive markets contribute to supporting economic growth, productivity, innovation and competitive businesses and industries.

1.1 Federal Policing - Investigations Australian Federal Police

Through the National Measurement Institute, the department provides illicit drug analysis and drug profiling services to the Australian Federal Police.

1 Science and Technology Solutions Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

The portfolio agencies' programs contribute to supporting economic growth, productivity and job creation for all Australians by investing in science, technology and commercialisation, growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions, and supporting resources. Further information on the linked programs is available in the agencies' chapters.

1.1 Australian Taxation Office Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office works collaboratively with the department on a number of industry programs delivered through the tax system. These include the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive, tax incentives for early stage investors, the Fuel Tax Credit Scheme, the Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Pooled Development Funds tax concessions and Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive.

1.7 Fuel Tax Credit Scheme Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office works collaboratively with the department on a number of industry programs delivered through the tax system. These include the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive, tax incentives for early stage investors, the Fuel Tax Credit Scheme, the Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Pooled Development Funds tax concessions and Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive.

1.10 Research & Development Tax Incentive Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office works collaboratively with the department on a number of industry programs delivered through the tax system. These include the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive, tax incentives for early stage investors, the Fuel Tax Credit Scheme, the Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Pooled Development Funds tax concessions and Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive.

1.1 Promotion of Australia's export and other international economic interests Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) promotes Australia's exports and other international economic interests by providing information, advice and services to businesses, associations, institutions and government. The department cooperates with Austrade to build global networks, develop resilient supply chains and identify and capitalise on opportunities in priority areas, such as critical technologies and manufacturing. Austrade also cooperates with the department, through the Australian Space Agency, to grow the Australian space industry. Austrade works closely with the department's Critical Minerals Office to provide trade facilitation services and maximise commercial opportunities in key markets for Australian critical minerals projects.

1.1 Bureau of Meteorology Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology works collaboratively with the department, through the Australian Space Agency, to provide expertise in space weather and Earth observations to help build Australia's Earth observation from space capabilities. In November 2021, the Australian Space Agency launched the Earth Observation from Space Roadmap, a 10-year plan to support growth of the Australian Earth Observation from space ecosystem. The Bureau of Meteorology contributes to the delivery of this roadmap by leading selected activities related to meteorological capabilities.

1.1 Clean Energy Finance Corporation Clean Energy Finance Corporation

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation facilitates increased flows of finance into the clean energy sector. The department works collaboratively with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to support research and commercialisation and build industry capacity in the clean energy sector. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation, alongside the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and Export Finance Australia, is active in working to grow Australia's critical minerals sector through catalytic financing.

1 Scientific and Industrial Research and Infrastructure Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

The portfolio agencies' programs contribute to supporting economic growth, productivity and job creation for all Australians by investing in science, technology and commercialisation, growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions, and supporting resources. Further information on the linked programs is available in the agencies' chapters.

1.10 Agricultural Resources Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The department works collaboratively with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on food industry and technology development, and critical supply chain disruptions in the agricultural sector. This collaboration also supports manufacturers in the food agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and food and fibre sectors. The department also provides laboratory services and expertise, through the National Measurement Institute, to support the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's National Residue Survey and Imported Food Inspection Scheme.

2.1 Biosecurity and Export Services Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The department works collaboratively with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on food industry and technology development, and critical supply chain disruptions in the agricultural sector. This collaboration also supports manufacturers in the food agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and food and fibre sectors. The department also provides laboratory services and expertise, through the National Measurement Institute, to support the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's National Residue Survey and Imported Food Inspection Scheme.

1.1 Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and the Environment Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water works collaboratively with the department on the Australian Antarctic Science Council and provides advice to ensure the ongoing protection of the Alligator Rivers Region from impacts of mining uranium at Ranger Mine. Through the National Measurement Institute, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and its stakeholders access expertise and laboratory solutions to support their objectives. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to help industry transition to net zero emissions; to support manufacturers in renewables and low emission technologies, including through developing Australia's critical minerals industry, which will underpin production of many clean energy technologies; and to help mitigate critical supply chain disruptions, including in the water and energy sectors.

1.1 Reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water works collaboratively with the department on the Australian Antarctic Science Council and provides advice to ensure the ongoing protection of the Alligator Rivers Region from impacts of mining uranium at Ranger Mine. Through the National Measurement Institute, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and its stakeholders access expertise and laboratory solutions to support their objectives. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to help industry transition to net zero emissions; to support manufacturers in renewables and low emission technologies, including through developing Australia's critical minerals industry, which will underpin production of many clean energy technologies; and to help mitigate critical supply chain disruptions, including in the water and energy sectors.

1.2 Renewable energy technology development Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water works collaboratively with the department on the Australian Antarctic Science Council and provides advice to ensure the ongoing protection of the Alligator Rivers Region from impacts of mining uranium at Ranger Mine. Through the National Measurement Institute, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and its stakeholders access expertise and laboratory solutions to support their objectives. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to help industry transition to net zero emissions; to support manufacturers in renewables and low emission technologies, including through developing Australia's critical minerals industry, which will underpin production of many clean energy technologies; and to help mitigate critical supply chain disruptions, including in the water and energy sectors.

1.3 Commonwealth Environmental Water Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water works collaboratively with the department on the Australian Antarctic Science Council and provides advice to ensure the ongoing protection of the Alligator Rivers Region from impacts of mining uranium at Ranger Mine. Through the National Measurement Institute, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and its stakeholders access expertise and laboratory solutions to support their objectives. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to help industry transition to net zero emissions; to support manufacturers in renewables and low emission technologies, including through developing Australia's critical minerals industry, which will underpin production of many clean energy technologies; and to help mitigate critical supply chain disruptions, including in the water and energy sectors.

1.3 Supporting reliable, secure and affordable energy Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water works collaboratively with the department on the Australian Antarctic Science Council and provides advice to ensure the ongoing protection of the Alligator Rivers Region from impacts of mining uranium at Ranger Mine. Through the National Measurement Institute, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and its stakeholders access expertise and laboratory solutions to support their objectives. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to help industry transition to net zero emissions; to support manufacturers in renewables and low emission technologies, including through developing Australia's critical minerals industry, which will underpin production of many clean energy technologies; and to help mitigate critical supply chain disruptions, including in the water and energy sectors.

3.1 Science, Policy and Presence Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water works collaboratively with the department on the Australian Antarctic Science Council and provides advice to ensure the ongoing protection of the Alligator Rivers Region from impacts of mining uranium at Ranger Mine. Through the National Measurement Institute, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and its stakeholders access expertise and laboratory solutions to support their objectives. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to help industry transition to net zero emissions; to support manufacturers in renewables and low emission technologies, including through developing Australia's critical minerals industry, which will underpin production of many clean energy technologies; and to help mitigate critical supply chain disruptions, including in the water and energy sectors.

2.1 Program 2.1 Strategy, Policy and Industry Department of Defence

The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence on Australia's Defence Projects that support job creation and economic growth. The Projects include a focus on the Naval Shipbuilding and Sustainment Enterprise including supporting the Nuclear Powered Submarine Taskforce, the Australian Industry Capability Program and the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise, as well as the linkages between defence industry policy and broader industry policy. The department also focuses on maximising opportunities for Australian industry involvement in Defence procurement and building scale and resilience in defence manufacturing. The Defence Innovation Hub awards contracts to support Australian defence industry (particularly small and medium enterprises) to develop innovative technology that can be commercialised and acquired by the Australian Defence Force. The program also supports jobs across industry including jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence on ensuring a complementary approach between civil space industry development and activity and Defence's space responsibilities and interests. Collaboration has included the development of technical roadmaps, published by the Australian Space Agency, to highlight opportunities for future space capability growth in Australia. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence and South Australian Government to support coexistence arrangements in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA). The coexistence arrangements balance national security and economic benefits of the area, as well as support Aboriginal cultural activities. The Deputy Secretary with responsibility for Resources is an ex-officio member of the WPA Advisory Board, the primary governance body for the WPA coexistence framework.

2.9 Program 2.9 Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Department of Defence

The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence on Australia's Defence Projects that support job creation and economic growth. The Projects include a focus on the Naval Shipbuilding and Sustainment Enterprise including supporting the Nuclear Powered Submarine Taskforce, the Australian Industry Capability Program and the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise, as well as the linkages between defence industry policy and broader industry policy. The department also focuses on maximising opportunities for Australian industry involvement in Defence procurement and building scale and resilience in defence manufacturing. The Defence Innovation Hub awards contracts to support Australian defence industry (particularly small and medium enterprises) to develop innovative technology that can be commercialised and acquired by the Australian Defence Force. The program also supports jobs across industry including jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence on ensuring a complementary approach between civil space industry development and activity and Defence's space responsibilities and interests. Collaboration has included the development of technical roadmaps, published by the Australian Space Agency, to highlight opportunities for future space capability growth in Australia. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence and South Australian Government to support coexistence arrangements in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA). The coexistence arrangements balance national security and economic benefits of the area, as well as support Aboriginal cultural activities. The Deputy Secretary with responsibility for Resources is an ex-officio member of the WPA Advisory Board, the primary governance body for the WPA coexistence framework.

2.13 Program 2.13 Defence Science and Technology Department of Defence

The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence on Australia's Defence Projects that support job creation and economic growth. The Projects include a focus on the Naval Shipbuilding and Sustainment Enterprise including supporting the Nuclear Powered Submarine Taskforce, the Australian Industry Capability Program and the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise, as well as the linkages between defence industry policy and broader industry policy. The department also focuses on maximising opportunities for Australian industry involvement in Defence procurement and building scale and resilience in defence manufacturing. The Defence Innovation Hub awards contracts to support Australian defence industry (particularly small and medium enterprises) to develop innovative technology that can be commercialised and acquired by the Australian Defence Force. The program also supports jobs across industry including jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence on ensuring a complementary approach between civil space industry development and activity and Defence's space responsibilities and interests. Collaboration has included the development of technical roadmaps, published by the Australian Space Agency, to highlight opportunities for future space capability growth in Australia. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence and South Australian Government to support coexistence arrangements in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA). The coexistence arrangements balance national security and economic benefits of the area, as well as support Aboriginal cultural activities. The Deputy Secretary with responsibility for Resources is an ex-officio member of the WPA Advisory Board, the primary governance body for the WPA coexistence framework.

2.14 Program 2.14 Defence Intelligence Department of Defence

The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence on Australia's Defence Projects that support job creation and economic growth. The Projects include a focus on the Naval Shipbuilding and Sustainment Enterprise including supporting the Nuclear Powered Submarine Taskforce, the Australian Industry Capability Program and the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise, as well as the linkages between defence industry policy and broader industry policy. The department also focuses on maximising opportunities for Australian industry involvement in Defence procurement and building scale and resilience in defence manufacturing. The Defence Innovation Hub awards contracts to support Australian defence industry (particularly small and medium enterprises) to develop innovative technology that can be commercialised and acquired by the Australian Defence Force. The program also supports jobs across industry including jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence on ensuring a complementary approach between civil space industry development and activity and Defence's space responsibilities and interests. Collaboration has included the development of technical roadmaps, published by the Australian Space Agency, to highlight opportunities for future space capability growth in Australia. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Defence and South Australian Government to support coexistence arrangements in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA). The coexistence arrangements balance national security and economic benefits of the area, as well as support Aboriginal cultural activities. The Deputy Secretary with responsibility for Resources is an ex-officio member of the WPA Advisory Board, the primary governance body for the WPA coexistence framework.

2.6 Research Capacity Department of Education

The department is working with the Department of Education to enhance Australia's research capacity through the national research infrastructure. The department is also working with the Department of Education to increase Australian university research commercialisation outcomes including a higher education research commercialisation intellectual property framework, the establishment of Australia's Economic Accelerator program and Industry workforce mobility programs, and the establishment of the Start-up Year Entrepreneur program. The Department of Education works collaboratively with the department to create policies that help Australians participate in education, supporting research and innovation activities, and helping meet employer needs for highly skilled workers. This includes building capability in priority areas.

1.1 Employment Services Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations works collaboratively with the department to create policies that help Australians participate in training and the workforce and meet employer and industry needs. This includes building capability in priority areas and working with the department to take forward the Digital and Tech Skills Compact, one of the immediate outcomes of the Jobs and Skills Summit.

2.5 Technology and Procurement Department of Finance

The department is supporting the establishment of the Future Made in Australia Office (the Office) in the Department of Finance, which is the first step in the 10-point Buy Australian Plan (the Plan). The department will collaborate with the Office in the delivery of the Plan, including supporting the Deputy Secretary Steering Committee and the Ministerial Roundtable on Procurement, leading on point 7 of the Plan (supporting industry sectors through the Government's purchasing power), providing support to other agencies on the implementation of parts of the Plan that intersect with industry, and supporting industry engagement to enable greater involvement in government procurement by small and medium enterprises, with a particular focus on regional and Indigenous-owned businesses.

1.1 Foreign Affairs and Trade Operations Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The department works closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on a wide range of foreign and trade policy objectives. It supports free trade agreement negotiations by representing the interests of Australian industry, and supports other foreign policy objectives across a broad range of international and multilateral settings. The department works closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to build Australia's influence and engagement at a bilateral level with key partners - objectives supported by the department's network of overseas posted officers. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade works collaboratively with the department to enable science diplomacy, support the Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund, and advance Australia's trade and investment interests, including supporting the Global Resources Strategy and positioning Australia to remain a stable and reliable energy supplier to regional partners, providing the energy needed to meet global emissions reduction goals. The department works collaboratively with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to support Australian manufacturers to grow exports, attract foreign investment, and build resilience in supply chains through international engagement. It also works with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Export Finance Australia on implementing the Critical Minerals Strategy, including through Export Finance Australia's $2 billion Critical Minerals Facility. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade also work with the department in support of opening doors internationally for the Australian space sector, and advocating for the responsible use of outer space, in line with Australia's international obligations.

1.1 Health Research, Coordination and Access Department of Health and Aged Care

The Department of Health and Aged Care works collaboratively with the department to implement the Biomedical Translation Fund and the Medical Research Future Fund. The department provides input to a range of health policies to improve the support and regulatory environment for innovation by the health sector. Through the National Measurement Institute, the department contributes to reducing smoking prevalence in Australia by conducting tobacco plain packaging compliance and enforcement activities. The department works with the Department of Health and Aged Care to support manufacturers of medical products and the industry and business response to COVID-19 impacts; in particular to establish and implement an onshore sovereign mRNA vaccine manufacturing capability. The department also works with the Department of Health and Aged Care on supply chain disruptions in the health sector that require domestic industry considerations.

1.1 Border Enforcement Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs contributes to Australia's anti-dumping system, in coordination with the Anti-Dumping Commission in the department, and provision of tariff and duty credits and concessions. The Department of Home Affairs works collaboratively with the department on the Significant Investor Visa Complying Investment Framework that encourages the expansion of Australia's venture capital fund capacity, attracting investment in innovative early stage companies, particularly from new sources of foreign investment. The department will continue to work with the Department of Home Affairs regarding employer sponsored permanent skilled migration. The department also works with the Department of Home Affairs to monitor and manage supply chain disruptions in the critical infrastructure sector. Through the National Management Institute, the department provides forensic drug testing services and research to support the Australian Border Force.

2.2 Migration Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs contributes to Australia's anti-dumping system, in coordination with the Anti-Dumping Commission in the department, and provision of tariff and duty credits and concessions. The Department of Home Affairs works collaboratively with the department on the Significant Investor Visa Complying Investment Framework that encourages the expansion of Australia's venture capital fund capacity, attracting investment in innovative early stage companies, particularly from new sources of foreign investment. The department will continue to work with the Department of Home Affairs regarding employer sponsored permanent skilled migration. The department also works with the Department of Home Affairs to monitor and manage supply chain disruptions in the critical infrastructure sector. Through the National Management Institute, the department provides forensic drug testing services and research to support the Australian Border Force.

3.2 Trade Facilitation and Industry Engagement Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs contributes to Australia's anti-dumping system, in coordination with the Anti-Dumping Commission in the department, and provision of tariff and duty credits and concessions. The Department of Home Affairs works collaboratively with the department on the Significant Investor Visa Complying Investment Framework that encourages the expansion of Australia's venture capital fund capacity, attracting investment in innovative early stage companies, particularly from new sources of foreign investment. The department will continue to work with the Department of Home Affairs regarding employer sponsored permanent skilled migration. The department also works with the Department of Home Affairs to monitor and manage supply chain disruptions in the critical infrastructure sector. Through the National Management Institute, the department provides forensic drug testing services and research to support the Australian Border Force.

3.3 Border Revenue Collection Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs contributes to Australia's anti-dumping system, in coordination with the Anti-Dumping Commission in the department, and provision of tariff and duty credits and concessions. The Department of Home Affairs works collaboratively with the department on the Significant Investor Visa Complying Investment Framework that encourages the expansion of Australia's venture capital fund capacity, attracting investment in innovative early stage companies, particularly from new sources of foreign investment. The department will continue to work with the Department of Home Affairs regarding employer sponsored permanent skilled migration. The department also works with the Department of Home Affairs to monitor and manage supply chain disruptions in the critical infrastructure sector. Through the National Management Institute, the department provides forensic drug testing services and research to support the Australian Border Force.

1.1 Infrastructure Investment Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is working with the department to support economic activity, improve innovation and create long-term sustainable jobs in Australia's regions, including Northern Australia, Regional Cooperative Research Centres Projects grants, support for space sector investment linked to City Deals and a range of regional grants programs. The department delivers the Northern Australia Development Program for the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts under the Northern Australia Development Program. The department also works with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts to monitor and manage critical supply chain disruptions in the freight and transport sector. The department will collaborate with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts on developing the Government's National Rail Manufacturing Plan and the National Reconstruction Fund.

3.1 Regional development Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is working with the department to support economic activity, improve innovation and create long-term sustainable jobs in Australia's regions, including Northern Australia, Regional Cooperative Research Centres Projects grants, support for space sector investment linked to City Deals and a range of regional grants programs. The department delivers the Northern Australia Development Program for the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts under the Northern Australia Development Program. The department also works with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts to monitor and manage critical supply chain disruptions in the freight and transport sector. The department will collaborate with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts on developing the Government's National Rail Manufacturing Plan and the National Reconstruction Fund.

1.1 Department of the Treasury Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) shares policy responsibility in respect of incentives and concessions delivered through the tax system, including the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive, the Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Pooled Development Funds tax concessions and tax incentives for early stage investors ('angel investors'). The Treasury continues to work with the department on royalty payments collected from the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Project. A range of National Partnership payments are made to the states, including the environmental management of the former Rum Jungle mine site in the Northern Territory. The Treasury also administers Australia's foreign investment framework. The framework is a key regulatory control relevant to foreign investment in the resources sector and the critical minerals industry, and supports economic growth, productivity and job creation by facilitating foreign investment that is in Australia's national interest.

1.4 General Revenue Assistance Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) shares policy responsibility in respect of incentives and concessions delivered through the tax system, including the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive, the Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Pooled Development Funds tax concessions and tax incentives for early stage investors ('angel investors'). The Treasury continues to work with the department on royalty payments collected from the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Project. A range of National Partnership payments are made to the states, including the environmental management of the former Rum Jungle mine site in the Northern Territory. The Treasury also administers Australia's foreign investment framework. The framework is a key regulatory control relevant to foreign investment in the resources sector and the critical minerals industry, and supports economic growth, productivity and job creation by facilitating foreign investment that is in Australia's national interest.

1.9 National Partnership Payments to the States Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) shares policy responsibility in respect of incentives and concessions delivered through the tax system, including the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive, the Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Venture Capital Limited Partnerships tax concessions, Pooled Development Funds tax concessions and tax incentives for early stage investors ('angel investors'). The Treasury continues to work with the department on royalty payments collected from the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Project. A range of National Partnership payments are made to the states, including the environmental management of the former Rum Jungle mine site in the Northern Territory. The Treasury also administers Australia's foreign investment framework. The framework is a key regulatory control relevant to foreign investment in the resources sector and the critical minerals industry, and supports economic growth, productivity and job creation by facilitating foreign investment that is in Australia's national interest.

1 Geoscientific and Spatial Information Services Geoscience Australia

The portfolio agencies' programs contribute to supporting economic growth, productivity and job creation for all Australians by investing in science, technology and commercialisation, growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions, and supporting resources. Further information on the linked programs is available in the agencies' chapters.

1 IP Rights Administration and Professional Registration IP Australia

The portfolio agencies' programs contribute to supporting economic growth, productivity and job creation for all Australians by investing in science, technology and commercialisation, growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions, and supporting resources. Further information on the linked programs is available in the agencies' chapters.

2 Education and Awareness IP Australia

The portfolio agencies' programs contribute to supporting economic growth, productivity and job creation for all Australians by investing in science, technology and commercialisation, growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions, and supporting resources. Further information on the linked programs is available in the agencies' chapters.

3 Advice to Government and International Engagement IP Australia

The portfolio agencies' programs contribute to supporting economic growth, productivity and job creation for all Australians by investing in science, technology and commercialisation, growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions, and supporting resources. Further information on the linked programs is available in the agencies' chapters.

1.1 Jobs, Land and the Economy National Indigenous Australians Agency

The National Indigenous Australians Agency is implementing initiatives that enable Indigenous Australians to benefit economically from their land. The department has been consulting with the National Indigenous Australians Agency to support its efforts to establish an Indigenous Business and Employment Hub in the Northern Territory (the Hub). The department is working with the National Indigenous Australians Agency to ensure the operations of the Hub encourage greater access by First Nations business owners to mainstream business support offerings. The department is working with the National Indigenous Australians Agency and the Northern Territory Government to maximise opportunities for First Nations people and businesses to participate in the Rum Jungle Rehabilitation Project. The National Indigenous Australians Agency is also engaged in discussions on how the successful execution of this significant rehabilitation project will enable the transfer of land to its Kungarakan and Warai Traditional Owners. The department and the National Indigenous Australians Agency have also been engaging on to a whole-of-government approach to negotiations for a new or amended land access agreement under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to facilitate the ongoing rehabilitations of the Ranger Uranium Mine. The department has also engaged with the National Indigenous Australian Agency to ensure the Indigenous Land Use Agreement negotiations for the Square Kilometre Array Project, and benefits that flow from this agreement, are consistent with Indigenous affairs policy and whole-of-government priorities. The department will continue to work cooperatively to identify and enable opportunities for Indigenous Australians across industry, including manufacturing, science, and resources.

1 Regulatory oversight of Safety Cases, Wells Operations Management Plans and Environment Plans coupled with effective monitoring, investigation and enforcement National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

The portfolio agencies' programs contribute to supporting economic growth, productivity and job creation for all Australians by investing in science, technology and commercialisation, growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions, and supporting resources. Further information on the linked programs is available in the agencies' chapters.

1.1 Sport Integrity Sport Integrity Australia

Through the National Measurement Institute, the department provides analytical services and research to support Sport Integrity Australia's anti-doping program.