Legislative environment

Legislative environment

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Sugar Research Australia Limited is a public company limited by guarantee operating under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the rules set out in our Constitution

SRA was declared as the industry services body for the Australian sugar industry on 5 August 2013 after passage of the following legislation by the Commonwealth Parliament on 28 June 2013:

  • Sugar Research and Development Services Act 2013
  • Sugar Research and Development Services (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013
  • Sugar Research and Development Services (Consequential Amendments - Excise) Act 2013

In our role as the industry services body, SRA is entitled to receive the levies paid by grower and milling businesses, and matching funds from the Commonwealth Government. 

SRA also operates under a Statutory Funding Agreement between SRA and the Commonwealth Government.