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.
- 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, an Australian Government initiative in the Department of Industry, provides just that.
We have a network of 12 centres located across the country that work with small and medium businesses in industries as diverse as manufacturing, clean Technology, resources, defence, tourism and the creative sector by providing business improvement services.
All our services are available to businesses whether they are located in metropolitan areas, country centres or remote Australia.
Department of Industry Organisation Chart
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.
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 FOI@industry.gov.au or phone (02) 6213 7742
Financial and tendering information relating to:
- Keys News
- Financial Reports
- Procurement Procedures
- Tendering Contracts
can be located on the Innovation website.
Enterprise Connect Events Calendar
Researchers in Business
Summary of Projects
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.
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.