GRDC review calls for change

Sarah Allen —  August 11, 2014


11 Aug, 2014 02:00 AM

GPA chairman Andrew Weidemann

AN independent review into the governance of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has recommended the current government-run model needs to change.

Economic consultants Marsden Jacob completed the report for Grain Producers Australia (GPA), the current grower organisation responsible for overseeing GRDC as part of its role as the representative organisation (RO) under the Government Primary Industry and Energy Research and Development (PIERD) Act.

The report has advocated a major shake-up in the structure of GRDC, saying a move to either an industry-owned model, similar to those of Dairy Australia or Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), or a hybrid model with increased industry-owned features in the current statutory model.

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Sarah Allen


Headstrong girl leaves the country for the big smoke, vowing to pursue an edgy career, void of marriage, children and farming. Then, said girl moves to the country, marries a farmer and has two children. I don't know what went wrong either... Now, amid raising two little boys on a farm with my husband, I'm slowly finding time to reclaim my creative pursuits. And so was born Crosshatch Media...