Indigenous Reference Group (IRG)
On occasion, a planned research and development outcome could be more successful if a number of related projects were managed by employing higher levels of coordination, integration and communication. The FRDC either on its own initiative or at the request of a stakeholder group, can establish a managed subprogram.
The IRG is managed by an expertise- based steering and scientific committee, appointed by the FRDC. In addition to its leadership and strategic roles, the committee advises the FRDC on allocation of subprogram funds to projects consistent with stakeholder priorities and relevant R&D plans; actively oversees progress of projects under its direct management; and provides technical advice to the FRDC on issues, applications and projects beyond those under its management.
Research, Development and Extension Plan
The IRG does not have an RD&E Plan. The priorities that guide the activities of the IRG are:
Call for Applications
The FRDC invests through a flexible approach. Part of this approach allows the Research Advisory Committees (RACs), Industry Partnership Agreements (IPAs) and Subprograms to call for applications based on their priorities up to three times per year in November, April and August – see whether this IPA has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications.
FRDC Management Contacts:
Josh Fielding – FRDC Portfolio Manager (M 0417 324 182; E Josh.Fielding@frdc.com.au)
Meeting dates: See – Events
In 2012 the FRDC established an Indigenous Reference Group to assist in working towards a Fisheries Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) plan for indigenous Australians.
Information on the management of the Reference Group can be found on the FRDC Subprograms Advisory Group Page.
To assist with this process two workshops have been held that Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal people with an interest in fishing and seafood attended the forum to help identify key RD&E needs for the indigenous sector.
Historic Key documents relating to the Indigenous Reference Group and outcomes from the first two workshops are below:
Related projects are listed below