Industry Research and Development Act 1986

PART I - PRELIMINARY  

SECTION 4   INTERPRETATION  

4(1)  


In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

accountable authority
has the meaning given by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .

acting chairperson
(Repealed by No 164 of 2007)

acting member
(Repealed by No 164 of 2007)

agreement under this Act
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

application
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

appointed member
means the Chairperson, the Deputy Chairperson or a member referred to in paragraph 9(1)(c) .

approved form
has the meaning given by section 32 .

approved research institute
(Repealed by No 93 of 2011)

Australia
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

Australian government body
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

Australian government contractor
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

Board
means Innovation and Science Australia, established by section 6 .

chairperson
means the Chairperson of the Board.

Commissioner
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

committee
means a committee appointed under section 22 .

company
(Repealed by No 93 of 2011)

consolidated group
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

constitutional corporation
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

core R & D activities
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

core technology
has the meaning given by subsection 28E(2) .

corporate researcher
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

decision-making principles
has the meaning given by section 32A .

Deputy Chairperson
means the Deputy Chairperson of the Board.

designated activity
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

discretionary grant
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

discretionary grant agreement
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

eligible activity
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

eligible company
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

entity
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

finance scheme guidelines
(Repealed by No 93 of 2011)

generic technology grant
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

generic technology grant agreement
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

head company
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

income year
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

internal review decision
has the meaning given by section 30D .

MEC group
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

member
means the Chairperson, the Deputy Chairperson or another member of the Board.

national interest agreement
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

national procurement development program agreement
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

non-corporate Commonwealth entity
has the meaning given by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .

official
has the meaning given by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .

PDF
has the same meaning as in the Pooled Development Funds Act 1992 .

R & D activities
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

R & D entity
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

research and development activities
(Repealed by No 93 of 2011)

researcher
(Repealed by No 63 of 2016)

research field
means a research field specified in regulations made for the purposes of this definition.

research service provider
means an entity registered under section 29A .

reviewable decision
has the meaning given by section 30A.

significant scientific link
has the meaning given by subsection 28D(3) .

subsidiary member
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

subsidy
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

supporting R & D activities
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

technical assessment
(Repealed by No 63 of 2016)

4(2)  
(Repealed by No 93 of 2011)

4(3)  
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

4(4)  
(Repealed by No 15 of 2004)

4(5)  
(Repealed by No 63 of 2016)

4(6)  
(Repealed by No 63 of 2016)

4(7)  
(Repealed by No 31 of 2014)

4(8)  


For the purposes of this Act, the Pooled Development Funds Act 1992 , the Venture Capital Act 2002 and any other Act, a person gives information, or produces a document, to the Board if the person gives the information, or produces the document, to:


(a) the Board; or


(b) a member of the Board; or


(c) a committee; or


(d) a member of a committee; or


(e) a member of the staff assisting the Board or a committee (see section 25 ); or


(f) a consultant assisting the Board or a committee (see section 25 ).

4(9)  


A reference in this Act to research is a reference to research in any field.



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