S 18A repealed by No 63 of 2016, s 3 and Sch 1 item 28, effective 20 October 2016. For application and transitional provisions, see note under Pt
heading. S 18A formerly read:
SECTION 18A MINISTER MAY GIVE DIRECTIONS CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF TECHNICAL ASSESSMENTS
The Minister may, in relation to any program relating to research and development matters or innovation matters that is administered by the Department, by notice in writing delivered to the Chairperson, give directions to the Board concerning the provision to the Minister of technical assessments:
of proposals for research and development, or proposals for innovation, under that program; and
of the progress of research and development, or innovation, in respect of which the expenditure of Commonwealth money has been approved under that program.
Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), Ministerial directions that the Board provide a technical assessment of a research and development proposal, or an innovation proposal, may include a requirement that the Board consider and report to the Minister on whether the proposal is likely to lead to results that can be exploited on normal commercial terms or will otherwise benefit the Australian economy.
S 18A inserted by No 15 of 2004, s 3 and Sch 1 item 23, effective 11 September 2004. For transitional provisions, see note under Part