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Australian Government Intellectual Property Management and Accrual Budgeting: Frameworks under the FMA Act and CAC Act Symposium

This symposium addressed the systems and procedures for the management and accrual budgeting of the Australian Government’s intellectual property required by the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (Cth) and Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (Cth), and develop the practical intellectual property policies and management practices to put these framework obligations into effect. Each of the speakers has extensive experience and dealings with key areas of the Australian Government’s FMA Act and CAC Act obligations. This is an opportunity to benchmark the latest developments in Australian Government intellectual property practice and find out more about the existing systems and procedures for the management and accrual budgeting of public sector intellectual property.

The target audience was government FMA Act agencies and CAC Act bodies, government policy makers and advisers providing legal and consulting services to government and industry. 

Speakers and topics:
Paul Armarego, Principal, KGS Solutions, Existing Australian Government Intellectual Property Policies and Practices
Brett Kaufmann, Assistant Secretary, Accounting Policy Branch, Department of Finance and Administration, Identifying Value in Public Sector Intellectual Property (Accounting Standards)
Marc Mowbray-d’Arbela, Assistant Secretary, Legislative Review Branch, Department of Finance and Administration, The Formal Requirements Under the FMA Act and CAC Act
David Nyskohus, Audit Manager, Australian National Audit Office, The Findings and Recommendations of the Auditor-General’s Performance Audit Report Intellectual Property Policies and Practices in Commonwealth Agencies
Miryam Santoso, Senior Manager, Deacons Projects, The Elements of an Intellectual Property Policy