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Appendix C

Expenditure against the national science and research priorities and Rural R&D Priorities

Tables 13 and 14 summarise the total expenditure allocated against the Australian Government’s Science and Research Priorities and Rural Research, Development and Extension Priorities within the 2019–20 financial year. The allocation of funds from GRDC research, development and extension portfolio is shown in both dollar and percentage terms for each priority.

Table 13: Australian Government Science and Research Priorities, dollar and percentage value

National Science and Research priorities

Estimated 2019–20 expenditure*

$m

% of GRDC research, development and extension portfolio

Food

$47.8m

26.2%

Soil and water

$15.6m

8.6%

Transport

N/A

Cybersecurity

N/A

Energy

N/A

Resources

N/A

Advanced manufacturing

$2.1m

1.1%

Environmental change

$32.2m

17.6%

Health

$0.2m

0.2%

Other^

$53.5m

29.3%

Not yet assessed

$31.0m

17.0%

Table 14: Australian Government Rural Research, Development and Extension Priorities, dollars and percentage values

Rural RD&E priorities

Estimated 2019–20 expenditure*

$m

% of 2019–20 research, development and extension portfolio

Advanced technology

$33.0m

18.1%

Biosecurity

$33.5m

18.4%

Soil, water and managing natural resources

$25.0m

13.7%

Adoption of R&D

$32.2m

17.6%

Othera

$28.5m

15.6%

Not yet assessed

$30.2m

16.6%

a Other includes a number of investments that relate to commercialisation, impact assessment, evaluation of the portfolio and adoption of R&D.