Consultation Hub

Welcome to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources consultation hub. This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you.

Recently updated consultations are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

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Open Consultations

  • Customer experience with the Research and Development Tax Incentive

    The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) helps offset some of the costs that businesses invest into eligible R&D. Our department is working on a number of reforms to improve your experience when participating in the program. We would like to understand your current experience in... More

    Closes 11 October 2020

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Review: draft policy framework

    We are reviewing the regulatory regime for the safety of workers in the offshore oil and gas sector as part of our commitment to continuous regulatory improvement. Our Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Review aims to ensure the regime is fit-for-purpose, up-to-date and reflects leading... More

    Closes 29 October 2020

  • Patents accessibility review

    The Australian Government has commissioned an independent review of the accessibility of the patent system for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). More

    Closes 31 October 2020

  • Second review of the Premises Standards 2010: survey

    We’re reviewing the Disability (Access to Premises – Building) Standards 2010. The purpose of the Premises Standards is to make sure: people living with a disability and their family members, carers and friends have equal access to public buildings building... More

    Closes 2 November 2020

  • Register for industry.gov.au user testing

    You are invited to register your interest, to participate in user research testing for DISER websites such as www.industry.gov.au . Testing with real users is important because it helps inform design improvements. This user research opportunity is intended for people who are NOT... More

    Closes 31 December 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Anti-Dumping System Survey

    Australia’s anti-dumping system aims to remedy the injury caused by dumped and subsidised goods on Australian manufacturers and producers. Anti-dumping or countervailing duties can only be imposed where the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology is satisfied that: goods exported... More

    Closed 25 September 2020

  • R&D Tax Incentive: draft refreshed Guide to Interpretation

    Our department is committed to supporting Australian businesses to access the R&D Tax Incentive each year to allow businesses to claim a tax offset for the research and development they undertake. We provide education and guidance to business to help them assess whether they are eligible for... More

    Closed 25 September 2020

  • Country of Origin Labelling for Complementary Medicines: Proposed Information Standard

    The complementary medicines sector has called for greater access to Australian origin claims for its products. The Australian Government, with the agreement of state and territory members of the Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs (CAF), is progressing reforms to address the... More

    Closed 24 September 2020

  • Future space industry missions consultation

    The Australian Space Agency aims to grow and transform a globally respected national space industry. To achieve our broader goal of tripling the size of the space sector to $12 billion and creating around 20,000 extra jobs by 2030, we are helping businesses participate in new local and global... More

    Closed 18 September 2020

  • Evaluation of Country of Origin Labelling for Food: discussion paper

    Reforms of Australia’s Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) regulations for food were passed in 2016 and came into full-effect in July 2018. The CoOL reforms were implemented in response to feedback from consumers that previous origin labelling claims on food were hard to find, confusing or did... More

    Closed 11 September 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

The Australian Government released the Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper for consultation. The Roadmap is an enduring strategy to accelerate the development and commercialisation of new and emerging low emissions technologies. An important element of the framework in the Roadmap are annual Low Emissions Technology Statements. These articulate Government’s investment priorities.

We asked about Australia’s big technology challenges and opportunities, and technologies we could prioritise for investment.

You Said

We received roughly 500 written submissions from industry, researchers and the community in response to the Roadmap discussion paper. Around 150 people attended targeted workshops. More than 400 people attended a webinar hosted by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO.

We Did

This feedback informed the Technology Investment Roadmap’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement. The Statement was also guided by a high level Ministerial Reference Panel, chaired by Dr Finkel, and comprising leaders from business, investment and the research community.

Read the First Low Emissions Technology Statement.

We Asked

The Australian Space Agency (the Agency) released a paper to inform the consultation process and encourage targeted discussion on the $150 million Moon to Mars initiative. The process provided an opportunity for the Australian Space Agency to engage with industry and the public about developing Australia’s space industry. The consultation paper was accompanied by consultation sessions in every capital city, held in February and March 2020. The sessions sought feedback on the Moon to Mars initiative, including consideration of the objectives, program design and potential areas of investment that will grow Australia’s space industry and inspire the public. 

You Said

The consultations were considered an overwhelming success, with engagement from a range of stakeholders across the space, industry and research sectors. The Agency received over 70 written submissions from government, business, academia, non-government organisations and individuals. We heard directly from more than 550 participants in the consultation meetings held across the country.  Read the submissions.

We Did

We analysed the submissions and are engaging with experts from industry, academia and community groups to help analyse the feedback which will ultimately inform the program design. The first program expected to open under the Moon to Mars initiative is the Supply Chain program. Further details will be available on our website and through our newsletter.  Read the Moon to Mars Consultation Feedback Summary

This report provides a summary of the consultation outcomes, highlighting themes from participant responses and the Agency’s response to these themes in the context of the Moon to Mars initiative (the initiative).  

Contact

If you would like to discuss the consultation outcomes in more detail please contact the Australian Space Agency at 1800 087 367 or at consultation@space.gov.au

 

We Asked

The Australian Government is committed to delivering the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility at Napandee, in Kimba, South Australia. Public submissions were one measure of community sentiment taken into consideration in assessing whether there was broad community support for the facility at the nominated sites.

The submissions period was open for 499 days, from 1 August 2018 to 12 December 2019.

We also sought feedback through community ballots and business and neighbour surveys, between 3 October and 19 December 2019.

You Said

We received 3,692 submissions from 3,212 unique submitters including individuals, groups and families, businesses, non-business organisations, and officials.

As part of this process, individuals and organisations were given the opportunity to provide consent for their submissions to be made public.

Read the public submissions.

We Did

The submissions were analysed and considered as one of a number of indicators of community sentiment.  A range of other factors were also taken into account during the site identification process.

See the Minister’s media release and statement of reasons.