Industry, Innovation and Science (part of the Jobs and Innovation Portfolio)
NICTA and DP were the two major ICT research organisations in Australia. On 28 August 2015, it was announced that National ICT Australia Limited (NICTA) and CSIRO's Digital Productivity Business Unit (DP) would merge to form a new entity called 'Data61'. Data61 is building the world's leading data-focused research, development and digital powerhouse that will benefit Australian industry as it reaches into new global markets and seizes new opportunities for jobs and growth. Data61 will continue to operate as two legal entities until 30th June 2016. Structurally however Data61 is managed as a single business under the leadership of Mr Adrian Turner. From 1 July 2016, Data61 will comprise a single entity controlled by CSIRO.
Type of Body
J. Joint Ventures, Partnerships and Interests in Other Companies
Established By / Under
Principal Body / Management Board / Senior Executive Officer
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
No, but disclosed in parent's financial statements
28 August 2015