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Directions/Other as made
This Direction relates to facilitating the development, and improving the efficiency and international competitiveness, of Australian industry by encouraging research, development and innovation activities.
Administered by: Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
General Comments: This Direction supersedes the Directions on additional functions given to the Board on 22 December 1999.
Registered 29 May 2009
Gazetted 21 Jan 2005
Date of repeal 04 Nov 2009
Repealed by Industry Research and Development Act 1986 - Section 19 - Additional Functions of Innovation Australia (04/11/2009)

Commonwealth of Australia

 

Industry Research and Development Act 1986

 

Additional Functions of the Industry Research and Development Board

 

I, IAN ELGIN MACFARLANE, Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, pursuant to section 19 of the Industry Research and Development Act 1986, hereby direct the Industry Research and Development Board to carry out, pursuant to section 19(1) of the said Act, the following additional functions relating to facilitating the development, and improving the efficiency and international competitiveness, of Australian industry by encouraging research, development and innovation activities.

 

(a)                Study industry research, development and innovation, and provide advice to the Minister.

(b)               Promote and market industry innovation activities, programs, and benefits by acting as Ambassadors for industry innovation.

(c)                Collect and analyse data on the industry research, development and innovation programs for which the Board has an administrative responsibility, including the extent to which programs are meeting their objectives, and advise the Minister of outcomes.

(d)               Monitor the administration, delivery and performance of the industry research, development and innovation programs for which the Board has an administrative responsibility and advise the Minister of outcomes.

(e)                Maintain the effectiveness and integrity of the industry research, development and innovation programs for which it has responsibility, including undertaking legal action if required.

(f)                 Cooperate with any reasonable independent evaluation of the industry research, development and innovation programs for which the Board has administrative responsibility.

 

This direction supersedes the directions on additional functions given to the Board on 22 December 1999.

 

Dated this 17th day of December 2004

 

Ian Macfarlane

Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources