Australian Government: Grains Research and Development CororationGRDC Annual Report 2005-2006

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27 June 2005

Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, then Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, wrote to the Chair to formally approve the GRDC's Annual Operational Plan 2005-06.

31 August 2005

Senator Colbeck appointed Russell Phillips as the Government Director of the GRDC from 31 August 2005, following the resignation of Roland Pittar.

23 September 2005

Senator Colbeck wrote to the GRDC advising of the appointment of the nominated directors for the GRDC Board (two reappointed and four new) for a term commencing 1 October 2005 and ending 30 September 2008.

4 October 2005

The GRDC informed Senator Colbeck that it would become a member of Go Grains Health and Nutrition Ltd.

2 November 2005

Senator Colbeck wrote to the Chair to formally approve the GRDC's Annual Report 2004-05 for tabling. The report was tabled in parliament on 8 November 2005.

29 November 2005

Senator Colbeck appointed Ross Johns as Deputy Chair of the GRDC for the duration of his appointment as a director.

21 December 2005

The GRDC informed Senator Colbeck of its proposed involvement in a company to develop high-amylose wheat with CSIRO and Groupe Limagrain.

27 January 2006

The Hon. Sussan Ley, MP, was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, succeeding Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck.

22 February 2006

The GRDC informed the Hon. Sussan Ley, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, that it proposed to join with Philom Bios Inc. in the formation of an Australian company, Philom Bios (Australia) Pty Ltd.

4 to 7 April 2006

Grains Week-the annual conference of the Australian grains industry-was held in Canberra.

21 June 2006

The Hon. Sussan Ley, MP, wrote to the Chair to formally approve the GRDC's Annual Operational Plan 2006-07.

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