Information Publication Scheme

An Information Publication Scheme (IPS) has been established under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). It requires agencies to publish a broad range of information on their websites including an agency plan, information about their organisations and operations, and information accessed in response to FOI applications in a Disclosure Log. This requirement has applied since 1 May 2011.

Information is grouped and accessible through the following classes:

Agency plan

The Grains Research and Development Corporation Agency Plan outlines how the GRDC is implementing the Australian Government's IPS.


Building Address:
Level 4, East Building,
4 National Circuit

Postal Address:
PO Box 5367

Switchboard: +61 2 6166 4500

Who we are and what we do

Includes information about our organisation and its structure, governance arrangements, board, executive management team, lines of business, enabling functions, advisory panels and program teams.

Ministers – Senator the Hon. Barnaby Joyce, Member for New England, was appointed as the Minister for Agriculture in September 2013 and oversees the portfolio.

Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture in September 2013.

Statutory appointments

The Minister for Agriculture selects and appoints the Chair of the Board. The Managing Director is selected by the Board, and holds office at the corporation’s pleasure.

The Selection Committee, a committee chosen by the Minister for Agriculture on advice from the Grain Producers Australia, nominates between five and seven GRDC directors. Appointment of directors nominated through this mechanism is subject to ministerial approval.

Reports and responses to Parliament

Consultation arrangements

Includes information about how a comment may be submitted by members of the public.

The GRDC consults extensively with grain growers, industry representatives and advisors and researchers to tailor its investment portfolio. These consultation processes are described in many parts of the annual report, particularly the Research priorities, Collaboration and Theme performance section of Part 2, and the Advisory panels and Accountability sections of Part 3, Annual Report 2013-2014.

Routinely requested information and disclosure log

This includes details of non-personal information the GRDC has released under the FOI Act that can reasonably be released to the wider public. Information in documents to which the GRDC routinely gives access in response to FOI requests will be clearly identified in the disclosure log.

Operational Information

Contact us

You can contact the GRDC FOI Officer by phone, email or post.

Switchboard: +61 2 6166 4500

FOI Officer 
Grains Research and Development Corporation 
PO Box 5367