Department of Industry, Science and Resources (Australia)


From 1 July 2022, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) became the Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR). This follows Administrative Arrangements Orders issued on 1 June 2022.

Draft report

Australia’s draft National Science and Research Priorities

The draft priorities outlined in this report set out the ‘what’ and ‘why’ for Australia’s science and research efforts over the next decade. Public feedback will help the Australian government continue to develop and refine the priorities in ways that support their implementation.

Women in STEM evaluation: final report

Data on the participation of women and girls in STEM education and careers indicate this cohort continues to be underrepresented. This evaluation report finds that there are many opportunities to improve the policy and program measures in place to promote and support diversity in STEM...

National quantum strategy

The National Quantum Strategy is based on extensive consultation with the quantum sector and wider community over 2022. Consultation was led by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, and included submissions, roundtables, working groups and town hall meetings.
Discussion paper

National robotics strategy: discussion paper

Robotics and automation have the potential to generate enormous social, economic and environmental benefits for Australia. Public feedback on this national robotics strategy discussion paper will help support the responsible production and adoption of regulatory settings, standards, reliability, interoperability and robust cyber security arrangements that...
Discussion paper

National battery strategy: issues paper

The Australian government has released this issues paper issues paper on Australia’s battery industries. It explores how governments, industry and researchers can work together to create and support a sustainable, end-to-end battery supply chain.