Inquiry into Australia’s Future in Research and Innovation

Following a referral received from the Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth will inquire into and report on Australia’s Future in Research and Innovation.

The Committee invited interested persons and organisations to make a submission addressing the terms of reference. Submissions were due by COB Thursday, 11 February 2016. 

Information that may assist in preparing a submission to the Committee may be viewed here.

The Committee tabled their Report titled: Inquiry into Australia's Future in Research and Innovation on 3 May 2016.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2233

About this Committee

The Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth was established to inquire into and report on any measures to further boost Australia's trade and investment performance, including, but not limited to, barriers to trade; reduction of red tape and structural challenges and opportunities for the Australian community.

As part of its remit, the Committee will investigate how the research and innovation sector can better assist in overcoming Australia’s geographic, economic and labour challenges, with a focus on commercialisation including, how technology imports and exports could be further facilitated.

Past Public Hearings

17 Mar 2016: Canberra
10 Mar 2016: Melbourne
09 Mar 2016: Sydney


Inquiry Status

Report Tabled on 3 May 2016


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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