Australia's Innovation System

On 18 March 2014, the Senate referred an inquiry into Australia’s innovation system to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by the first sitting day of July 2015.

On 24 March 2015, the Senate granted an extension to the committee to report by 10 August 2015. On 15 June 2015, the committee received a further extension to report by 15 October 2015. On 19 August 2015, the Senate granted the committee a further extension to report by 25 November 2015. On 23 November 2015, the committee received a further extension to report by 15 December 2015.

Submissions closed on 31 July 2014.

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Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540

About this inquiry

The challenges to Australian industries and jobs posed by increasing global competition in innovation, science, engineering, research and education.

Past Public Hearings

24 Aug 2015: West Perth
03 Aug 2015: Melbourne
27 Jul 2015: Brisbane


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed


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