Implicit in Joyce's rhetoric is a large vote of confidence in public sector employees being innovative. Implicit in Labour and Green rhetoric is a large vote of no confidence in them.
Government agencies have been told to come up social investment pitches for this year's budget, though Mr Joyce told media after the speech that it won't be a "big part" of the budget.
Some 70% of the company's production was sent to Australia.
Joyce has carried on with his predecessor's target of reducing net debt to about 20% of gross domestic product by 2020, from the 25.5% level it's at.