Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Department overview
Formed21 September 2015
Preceding Department
JurisdictionAustralian Government
Annual budget$864 million AUD (2020 estimated)[1]
Ministers responsible
Department executive
Websitewww.industry.gov.au

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is a department of the Australian Government responsible for consolidating the Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, energy, resources and science.[2]

The department superseded the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science on 1 February 2020.[3][4]

The head of the department was the Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, presently David Fredericks; who reports to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews and the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon. Matt Canavan.

History

Following the appointment of Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science was established on 21 September 2015, taking on the functions of the previous Department of Industry and Science.[5] On 20 December 2017, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science was placed in the newly formed Jobs and Innovation portfolio alongside the Department of Jobs and Small Business.

Scope

As outlined in the Administrative Arrangements Orders,[6] the department is responsible for a wide range of functions including:

References

  1. ^ Department of Industry and Science. "2020-21 Portfolio Budget Statements" (PDF). Australian Government. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  2. ^ Department of Industry and Science, About us, Australian Government, retrieved 24 March 2015
  3. ^ "Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources". Directory. Australian Government.
  4. ^ Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  5. ^ Minute Paper for the Executive Council, Executive Council Meeting No. 21 (PDF), Federal Executive Council, 21 September 2015
  6. ^ "Administrative Arrangements Order". Commonwealth of Australia. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.