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This instrument gives directions to the committees appointed under the Industry Research and Development Act 1986 specified in paragraph 2 of this instrument relating to the practices to be followed by those committees in the performance of their functions.
Administered by: Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Registered 12 Jul 2021

Commonwealth of Australia

 

Industry Research and Development Act 1986

 

DIRECTIONS UNDER SECTION 23 OF THE INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 1986 TO COMMITTEES APPOINTED UNDER THAT ACT

 

I, Andrew Stevens, Chairperson of Innovation and Science Australia (the Board):

 

A.     certify that on 1 July 2021 the Board:

 

(a)    resolved, pursuant to section 23 of the Industry Research and Development Act 1986 (IR&D Act), to give the directions set out in paragraph 1 of this instrument, to the committees appointed under the IR&D Act specified in paragraph 2 of this instrument, relating to the practices to be followed by those committees in the performance of their functions; and

 

(b)   authorised me to give the directions referred to in subparagraph A(a) above on behalf of the Board; and

 

B.     on behalf of the Board and pursuant to section 23 of the IR&D Act, hereby give the directions set out in paragraph 1 of this instrument, to the committees appointed under the IR&D Act specified in paragraph 2 of this instrument, relating to the practices to be followed by those committees in the performance of their functions.

 

1.      Directions

 

(a)    For the making of a decision by the committee on a substantive matter relating to its functions, there must be a quorum of at least three members of the committee participating in the relevant deliberations and voting on the decision.

 

(b)   In the event that a quorum of members mentioned in subparagraph 1(a) above does not exist for a particular matter for whatever reason, including conflicts of interest of committee members, the relevant matter is to be referred to the Board for decision.

 

2.      Committees

 

(a)    Research and Development Incentives Committee

(b)   Cooperative Research Centers Advisory Committee

(c)    Innovation Investment Committee

(d)   Biomedical Translation Fund Committee

(e)    Entrepreneurs’ Programme Committee

 

 

3.      These directions take effect on and from the 1 July 2021

 

 

 

Andrew Stevens

Chairperson

Innovation and Science Australia

 

1 July 2021