As a trusted advisor on the big issues facing the nation, CSIRO and its people continue to play a key role in Australia’s productivity and competitiveness.
We, the CSIRO Board, as the accountable authority of CSIRO, present the 2015–16 annual performance statements as required under s39(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). These annual performance statements are based on properly maintained records, and accurately present CSIRO’s performance in accordance with s39(2) of the PGPA Act.
CSIRO received approximately 59 per cent of its operating revenue in appropriation funding from the Commonwealth Budget.
CSIRO’s Research Program activities deliver economic, social and environmental impacts to the nation by providing advice, information and solutions.
CSIRO hosts national research infrastructure on behalf of the broader scientific community to assist with the delivery of research. There are two types of national research infrastructure: National Research Facilities and National Biological Collections.