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Compliance Information

Independent Performance Review

Under CRDC's Funding Agreement with the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, CRDC is required to commission an independent review of its performance. The inaugural independent review was conducted by Forest Hill Consulting in May 2018. 

A typical review conducted by Forest Hill categorises recommendations as: critical (should be implemented as a matter of urgency in order for CRDC to meet its legal and regulatory obligations); important (actions that are expected to deliver significant benefits to the company and industry) or best practice (expected to deliver incremental performance improvements).

The Independent Performance Review was completed in October 2018 and made 8 recommendations in total: no critical recommendations; two important recommendations; and six best practice recommendations. 

The CRDC Board responded to the Review Report in January 2019, welcoming the overall findings as an endorsement of CRDC’s high level of organisational performance and valuing the recommendations as important guidance on areas for continuous improvement. 

Download the Independent Performance Review Report
Download the CRDC Board Response to the Independent Performance Review Report 

Indexed lists of CRDC files

CRDC provides access to an indexed list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, as required under the Standing Orders of the Senate.

The most recent indexed files can be downloaded here:
Indexed list of files - July to December 2019 - NIL to report 
Indexed list of files - January to June 2019 - NIL to report

Senate Order on Entity Contracts 

Pursuant to the amended Senate Order, the attached table sets out contracts for procurement of goods, services, research services and contracts for services to be provided by CRDC which provide for consideration of $100,000 or more (including GST) which: 

  • (A) Have not been fully performed as at 31 December 2019; and/or 

  • (B) Have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2019.

CRDC contracts research, development and extension services through the CRDC Research Deed, Multi‐party Deeds and Co‐operative agreements or consultancy agreements which contain general commercial confidentiality provisions and may also provide for outputs to be confidential such as intellectual property.

Download the Senate Order on Agency Procurement Contracts for 2019.

Key Management Personnel Remuneration 

Key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of CRDC, either directly or indirectly - including Directors, the Executive Director and General Managers. Key management personnel remuneration is reported in the table below:


2019 - $

2018 - $

Short-term employee benefits



Post-employment benefits



Other long-term employee benefits



Total key management personnel remuneration expenses



Notes: The total number of key management personnel that are included in the above table are 11 (2018: 10).