Productivity Commission Inquiry

Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDC) Model 

On 15 February 2010, the Australian Government announced the terms of reference for a Productivity Commission inquiry into Rural Research and Development Corporation (RDC) arrangements. 

The inquiry will consider the economic and policy rationale for Australian Government investment in rural research and development. 

The inquiry will also examine the interactions and potential overlaps across governments and programs to ensure Australia gets the best value for its research and development spending. 

The Commission will hold public hearings and release a draft report for public comment, before delivering a final report to the Government in February 2011. 

For more information, go to www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/rural-research 

Terms of reference
The terms of reference for the inquiry, announced by the Australian Government on 15 February 2010, are available at:
http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/rural-research/terms-of-reference  

Issues Paper
The issues paper, released by the Productivity Commission on 31 March 2010, is available at:
http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/rural-research/issues  

DAFF Submission
The submission lodged by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) is available at:
http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/100683/sub156.pdf  

CRRDC Submission
The submission lodged by the Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations (CRRDC) is available at:
http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/99531/sub128.pdf  

GRDC Submission
The submission lodged by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is available at:
http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/99532/sub129.pdf  

GRDC Response
GRDC Response to the Productivity Commission draft report for the inquiry into the Australain Government RDC Model

Draft Report
The draft report released by the Productivity Commission on 22 September 2010 is available at:
http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/rural-research/draft  

Final Report
The Productivity Commission’s final report to government is due by 15 February 2011.