The majority of CSIRO’s funding (62 per cent) is received from the Commonwealth. Our work is focused on delivering against our Outcome Statement1.

Our Outcome Statement is:

To contribute to delivering innovative scientific and technology solutions to national challenges and opportunities to benefit industry, the environment and the community through scientific research and capability development, services and advice.

We achieve this through three Programs.

  1. 1.1 Research – Science, Services and Innovation Fund
  2. 1.2 National Research Infrastructure – National Facilities and Collections
  3. 1.3 Science and Industry Endowment Fund.

The following sections provide a report against the deliverables and performance measures specified for each Program. Table 2.3 outlines a summary of our consolidated financial performance by Program.

Table 2.3: CSIRO (consolidated) financial summary by PBS Program 2016–17, $m

Actual

PBS Budget

Variance

Government revenue

787.3

787.3

0

External revenue

510.7

494.0

16.7

Total revenue

1,298.0

1,281.3

16.7

Program 1.1 (Research – Science, Services and Innovation Fund)

1,132.6

1,179.7

47.1

Program 1.2 (National Research Infrastructure – National Facilities and Collections)

152.5

148.3

4.2

Program 1.3 (Science and Industry Endowment Fund)

18.4

23.6

5.2

Total expenses

1,303.5

1,351.6

–48.1

  1. The relevant section of the Portfolio Budget Statement can be viewed at: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science . The Outcome is the formal legal statement of the purpose for which funds are appropriated to CSIRO.

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