Statutory obligations


The GRDC is accountable for its performance in addressing their identified priorities. The GRDC also meets its responsibilities under its governing legislation and the broader legal framework for Commonwealth statutory authorities.

Accountability to the Australian Government

Responsible minister

Under the PIRD Act, the GRDC is accountable to the Australian Parliament through the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, who is responsible for all RDCs, including the GRDC.

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources—the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Member for New England

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources—Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister—the Hon. Keith Pitt MP

Visit the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website