Information Publication Scheme

Information Publication Scheme

Information Publication Scheme

The Information Publication Scheme aims to transform the freedom of information framework from one that responds to individual requests for access to documents to one that requires Australian Government agencies to take a proactive approach to publishing information.

The scheme commences on 1 May 2011.

The IPS:

  • Requires Australian Government agencies to publish information publication plans
  • Specifies categories of information that must be published
  • Provides a means of agencies to proactively publish other government information

Further information on the IPS is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) website.

Who we are and What we do

Enterprise Connect is an Australian Government program supporting eligible Australian small and medium businesses to improve their performance. With a national network of centres and a team of around 100 highly skilled Business Advisers and Facilitators, we help Australian businesses develop the skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to improve their competitiveness and productivity and to maximise their growth potential.

Our services include Business Reviews delivered at no charge to businesses, grant assistance to implement recommendations flowing from the Business Review, and a range of tailored services to meet individual business requirements.

Department of Industry Organisation Chart

Our Report

The Annual Reports include the Department's recent annual reports (2008-2009 and 2009-2011) as well as any information that is routinely provided to Parliament.

Our Consultations

The following consultation mechanisms are used by the Department, although not all mechanisms are used in every consultation:

  • Requests for submissions are placed on the Department's website and/or the Business Consultation website
  • Requests for submissions are placed in industry magazines and newsletters
  • Letters and/or emails are sent to mailing lists and known stakeholders
  • Discussion papers are published on the Department's websites
  • Media releases or news items announce the consultation process is open
  • Meetings are held with stakeholders

Enterprise Connect has extensive interaction with Australian industry and SMEs through our national network of Business Advisers and Manufacturing/Innovation Centres. We also have a range of formal industry consultation bodies that provide the Minister and the Department with advice and industry intelligence.

Our Strategic Priorities

As part of The Department of Industry, Enterprise Connect aims to meet the expectations of our Ministers and Parliamentary Secretary, and to work with our key stakeholders to achieve the Australian Government’s priorities.

The 2011-2014 Strategic Statement sets out the department's key strategic priorities for the coming two years:

  • Australian industry development and investment
  • Business innovation
  • Science and research skills and capacity
  • Collaboration and coordination.

For information about our strategic plans, assessments and reviews go to the Innovation website

Our FOI disclosure log

From 1 May 2011, we are required to publish a disclosure log on our website. The disclosure log lists information that has been released in response to an FOI access request for documents held by the Department of Innovation.

The Freedom of Information Coordinator may be contacted via email or phone (02) 6213 7742

Our Finances

Financial and tendering information relating to:

  • Keys News
  • Publications
  • Financial Reports
  • Employment
  • Procurement Procedures
  • Tendering Contracts

can be located on the Innovation website.

Our Lists

Enterprise Connect Events Calendar

Researchers in Business
Summary of Projects

Technology Partnerships
Equipment Register

Enterprise Connect
Contracts, Grants and appointments

This is an optional publishing category under the Information Publication Scheme, as more information is made available this page will be updated.

Our Submissions

Submissions made by the Department to Parliamentary Committees, the Productivity Commission, the Australian Law Reform Commissions and other agencies, can be viewed on the Innovation website.