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The governance of CSIRO
Good governance ensures that CSIRO can be trusted to do what it was established to do.
22 February 2011 | Updated 14 October 2011
CSIRO is an Australian Government statutory authority constituted and operating under the provisions of the Science and Industry Research Act 1949. CSIRO's primary functions under the Act are to carry out scientific research to benefit Australian industry and the community, and to contribute to the achievement of national objectives.
CSIRO is accountable to the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and is part of the Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio.
The CSIRO Board is responsible to the Australian Government for the overall governance, strategy and performance of the Organisation. Find out more about Our Board.
Enterprise governance provides direction, control and accountability to enable CSIRO to achieve its objectives.
CSIRO's Governance Framework covers:
the ways in which CSIRO is organised, directed and managed
how it engages with the outside world
how it monitors its performance; and
the ways it is held accountable for its decisions and actions.
CSIRO recognises that good governance cannot be measured in purely financial terms. As a public sector body, CSIRO's performance is measured against broader national, social and community objectives.
Detailed information about CSIRO's Governance can be found in our Annual report.
Our Governance Charters comprise:
Freedom of Information
Our Policies comprise:
Health, Safety and Environment