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No. 1 of 1996 Directions/Other as made
This Direction made under subsection 19(1) of the Industry Research and Development Act 1986 gives an additional function to the Industry Research and Development Board in administering the R&D Start Program.
Administered by: Industry
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 46
Registered 29 Jul 2008
Gazetted 18 Dec 1996
Date of repeal 26 Aug 1998
Repealed by R&D Start Program Directions No. 1 of 1998

Commonwealth of Australia

 

Industry Research and Development Act 1986

 

R&D Start Program (additional function of the IR&D

Board) Direction No. 1 of 1996

 

I, JOHN COLINTON MOORE, Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting under subsection 19 (1) of the Industry Research and Development Act 1986, give the following direction to the Industry Research and Development Board.

 

Dated twenty fifth day of November, 1996.

JOHN MOORE

Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism

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Citation

1.       This direction may be cited as the R&D Start Program (additional       function of the IR&D Board) Direction No. 1 of 1996.

 

Commencement

2.       This direction commences on the day on which particulars of the       direction are published in the Gazette.

 

[NOTE: For the publication of the particulars, see s. 19 (2) of the Act.]

 

Interpretation

3.         In this direction, unless the contrary intention appears:                      “R&D Start Program” means the Research and Development Start Program for         the following financial assistance, namely:

(a)               Grants for Large Research and Development Projects in Small to           Medium Sized Enterprises;

(b)              Grants for Small Research and Development Projects in Small to           Medium Sized Enterprises;

(c)               Grants for Collaborative Research and Development Projects                between Research Institutions and Australian Companies;

(d)              Grants for Graduate Based Research and Development Related             Projects in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises;

 

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R&D Start Program (additional function of the IR&D Board)

Direction No. 1 of 1996

 

 

(e)               Grants for Research and Development Projects based on          unregistered Research and Development Syndicate Proposals;

(f)                 Loans for the Commercialisation of Technological Innovation;

"the Act" means the Industry Research and Development Act 1986.

 

Additional function of the Board

4.                  For subsection 19 (1) of the Act, the following function is an       additional function of the Board relating to the objects of the Act:

 

To administer the R&D Start Program subject to the Act and any relevant           directions under section 20 of the Act, and in performing that function (without      limiting its generality):

(a)                to consider applications and select applicants for financial assistance;    and

(b)               to enter into agreements, on behalf of the Commonwealth, for       financial assistance; and

(c)                to authorise payments by way of grant or loan made by the Commonwealth; and

(d)               to monitor and evaluate projects for which financial assistance is        being provided.