Australia's science interests are promoted by the department through the management of major research infrastructure funding, developing global science partnerships, providing advice on science and technology issues and fostering the department's relationship with Australia's research agencies.
By backing Australia's science and research efforts and investing in significant infrastructure, Australia has the edge to compete at the forefront of international research.
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a joint initiative of all levels of government in Australia, together with the construction industry. Its mission is to oversee issues relating to health, safety, amenity and sustainability in building.
The ABCB promotes efficiency in the design, construction and performance of buildings through the National Construction Code, and the development of effective regulatory and non-regulatory approaches.
The ABCB aims to establish effective and proportional codes, standards and regulatory systems that are consistent between States and Territories.