Information Publication Scheme (IPS)

An Information Publication Scheme 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 Fisheries Research and Development Corporation’s Agency Plan outlines how the FRDC is implementing the Australian Government’s Information Publication Scheme.

Organisational Structure and contact details

The organisational structure [PDF] of the FRDC.

Building Address

Fisheries Research House

25 Geils Court

Deakin West ACT 2600

Postal Address

Locked Bag 222

Deakin West ACT 2600

Switchboard

+61 2 62850400

Who we are and what we do

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

Evolution of the FRDC (historic review)

About FRDC

Framework

Corporate governance

Minister for Agriculture

Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture

Statutory appointments

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

The Minister appoints a presiding Member. The presiding member calls for nominations for the selection committee from the representative organisations. The selection committee members nominate applicants to be interviewed for positions on the FRDC board. The selection committee via the presiding member put forward recommendations to the Minister for appointment.

The Primary Industries Research and Development Act (PIRD Act) outlines the process for appointment as a director.

FRDC reports and responses to Parliament

Annual Operational Plan

Annual Reports

Portfolio Budget Statements

Financial Statements

Senate Order on File indexing

Final Reports

Strategic RD&E Plan 2015-2020

Primary Industries Steering Committee (PISC) – Fisheries Research, Development and Extension Strategy

Productivity Commission Inquiry

Routinely requested information and disclosure log

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

Disclosure Log

Consultation arrangements

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

The FRDC consults extensively with its stakeholders – the fishing industry, advisory bodies, representative organisations and researchers to tailor its investment portfolio. These consultation processes are described in the Annual Report.

The FRDC welcomes comments through the feedback page on this website.

Documents

The following is a list of documents held or published by the FRDC:

corporate documents—such as the annual report, RD&E plan, annual operational plan, research final reports and FRDC publications including the FISH magazine—which are supplied free to the public on request while stocks are available and/or are displayed on the FRDC’s website

industry-specific publications which are supplied free to the public on request while stocks are available, are displayed on the FRDC’s website

funding and reporting documents—such as the RD&E planning priorities; funding applications; documents related to travel, People Development program awards, bursaries and scholarships and conference sponsorships

general administrative documents, including project and personnel files

More information about the FRDC can be found in the knowledge section of this website.

FRDC Priorities

Includes information on what the FRDC’s priorities are, includes the RD&E Plan, AOP and annual reports.

Priorities

Planning and reporting

RD&E Investment Portfolio

FRDC Finances

Includes information on what the FRDC spends and how it spends it, including financial statements.

Finances

Financial Statements

Portfolio Budget Statements

FRDC lists

Index list of files

FRDC policies

Policies

Contact

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

Switchboard +61 2 62850400

Email foi@frdc.com.au

Post

FOI Officer

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

Locked Bag 222

DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600