Queensland Research Advisory Committee


The Queensland Research Advisory Committee (Qld RAC) formerly the Qld FRAB, is an Australian Government statutory authority that was established by the FRDC in March 2016 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD Act).

The committee is expertise-based, composed of membership reflecting the various sectors/stakeholders of fishing and aquaculture across Queensland.

The Qld RAC aims to, on behalf of the jurisdiction of Queensland, invest into research that meets both jurisdictional and, where appropriate, national strategic RD&E goals to addresses the major challenges facing fisheries in Queensland, including the commercial, aquaculture, recreational and indigenous sectors.



  • Cathy Dichmont – Chair
  • Marshall Betzel
  • Tony Courtney
  • Peter Jackson
  • Eddie Jebreen
  • Rachel Pears
  • Ross Quinn

Priority list:

Call for applications

Stakeholder workshops

FRDC Management Contacts:

Skye Barrett – Executive Officer (M 0419 935 945; E skye.barrett@frdc.com.au)

Alison Connelly – Secretariat (M 0437 694 485; E alison.connelly@frdc.com.au)


Meeting dates:

  • Tuesday 23 October 2018
  • Wednesday 6 March 2019
  • Tuesday 16 July 2019
  • Tuesday 15 October 2019


Associated IPAs:

Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries IPA  

Australian Barramundi Farmers’ Association IPA

Australian Prawn Farmers’ Association IPA

Oysters Australia IPA


Related projects are listed below