FARM WEEKLY article by GREGOR HEARD
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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