Steps in process:

  1. Notice of Inquiry6 Feb 2020
  2. Issues Paper13 Mar 2020
  3. Initial ConsultationMar - Aug 2020
  4. Draft Report2 Sep 2020
  5. Report ConsultationSep - Oct 2020
  6. Final Report13 Nov 2020 - current step

Notice of Inquiry

The South Australian Government through the Premier has asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into health and medical research and development in the state. The Commission will provide recommendations on options to improve the state’s share of Australian Government funding, increase the scale and productivity and the impact of health and medical R&D in South Australia. Changes to the structure, governance and operations of publicly funded health and medical R&D will also be considered.

The terms of reference for the inquiry state that the Commission is to consult with the SA Chief Scientist, SA agencies, universities, research institutions, industry, relevant peak bodies and other key stakeholders.

The Commission will shortly release an issues paper that sets out the Commission’s initial understanding of the matters to be addressed. This paper will seek feedback from interested parties on the matters identified as well as any other relevant issues.

A draft report will be made available in July and a final report in October 2020.


Di Wheeler
T: 08 8226 7744

Inquiry Lead

Christine Bierbaum
T: 08 8226 7705