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Rural Research and Development Corporations

Public inquiry

This inquiry has concluded. The final report was released on 15 June 2011.

Amongst other things, this inquiry examined the:

  • rationale for Commonwealth Government investment in rural research and development
  • appropriateness of current funding levels and arrangements - particularly levy arrangements, and matching Commonwealth contributions
  • extent to which Rural Research and Development Corporation (RRDC) funded projects provide for an appropriate balance between industry-specific and broader community benefits
  • effectiveness of the RRDC model in enhancing the competitiveness and productivity of Australia's rural industries
  • scope for improvements to the RRDC model - and any alternative models that could deliver better outcomes.

Further information

Key documents and dates