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This instrument prescribes the Cooperative Research Centres Program.
Administered by: Industry, Innovation and Science
Registered 26 Mar 2019
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Tabled Senate02-Apr-2019
Tabled HR02-Apr-2019
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Industry Research and Development (Cooperative Research Centres Program) Instrument 2019

I, Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, make the following instrument.

Dated   21 March 2019

Karen Andrews

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Prescribed program....................................................................................................... 1

6............ Specified legislative power............................................................................................ 2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Industry Research and Development (Cooperative Research Centres Program) Instrument 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

27 March 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 33 of the Industry Research and Development Act 1986.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Industry Research and Development Act 1986.

program means the Cooperative Research Centres Program.

5  Prescribed program

             (1)  For the purposes of subsection 33(1) of the Act, the program is prescribed.

             (2)  The program provides funding, in the form of medium to long‑term grants of up to 10 years:

                     (a)  to support industry‑led collaborative research partnerships to undertake high quality research aimed at solving industry‑identified problems; and

                     (b)  to deliver tangible outcomes.

             (3)  The purpose of the program is as follows:

                     (a)  to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries, especially where Australia has a competitive strength, and in line with government priorities;

                     (b)  to foster high‑quality research to solve industry‑identified problems through industry‑led and outcome‑focused collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations;

                     (c)  to encourage and facilitate the participation of small and medium enterprises in collaborative research.

             (4)  In addition to funding from the Department administering the program, the program may also include funding from other non‑corporate Commonwealth entities (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013).

6  Specified legislative power

                   For the purposes of subsection 33(3) of the Act, the powers of the Parliament to make laws with respect to the following are specified:

                     (a)  trade and commerce with other countries, and among the States (within the meaning of paragraph 51(i) of the Constitution);

                     (b)  the provision of benefits to students (within the meaning of paragraph 51(xxiiiA) of the Constitution);

                     (c)  enterprises and activities that are peculiarly adapted to the government of a nation and cannot otherwise be carried on for the benefit of the nation.