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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 25 July 2014
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 also a corporate Commonwealth entity operating under Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
CSIRO is accountable to the Minister for Industry and is part of the Industry 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.
Our Governance Charters comprise:
Freedom of Information
Our Policies comprise:
Health, Safety and Environment