Following the State election in March 2017, the Office of Science in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet formed part of the new Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.
Additionally, the Innovation functions of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer moved to the new Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.
These changes took effect on 1 July 2017.
The department's Science and Innovation division plays a role in:
Chief Scientist of Western Australia
Science and Agribusiness Connect
Science funding programs
Science award programs
Innovation awards and initiatives