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AgriFutures Australia strengthens RDC collaboration

MEDIA RELEASE The Council of Rural RDCs has today welcomed the relaunch of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) as AgriFutures Australia. Chair of the Council of Rural RDCs Dr Michele Allan said AgriFutures Australia represents a further evolution of Australia’s unique industry-government RDC partnership model. “Since being established almost 30 years ago […]

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Collaboration and Communications Manager We have great stories. Help us tell them. The Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations is looking for an experienced communication, stakeholder and relationships manager to implement our cross-RDC collaboration framework, and drive our stakeholder engagement and communication strategy. The 15 rural RDCs are Australia’s largest industry innovation program. We […]

New research ideas sought to benefit Australian sugarcane industry

Sugar Research Australia (SRA) is seeking new and innovative research ideas that will help improve the productivity and profitability of Australian sugarcane growers and millers. SRA is the industry-owned corporation for research, development and adoption for the Australian sugarcane industry, and one of the 15 Rural RDCs. Each year it invests in targeted activities that […]

Innovation critical for rural industries

2 September 2016 The bill to establish Innovation and Science Australia is a welcome step in the Commonwealth’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, Chairman of the Council of Rural RDCs Mr Richard Clark said today. “Innovation is a central part of the government’s plan for Australia’s future, and it is a position we fully support,” […]

Council of Rural RDCs – Meeting Communique (30 August 2016)

The Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations meets twice a year, usually in March and September. The most recent meeting was held on Tuesday 30 August 2016. Update from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources The Council was pleased to welcome Deputy Secretary David Williamson from the Department for an update on priorities […]