The Space Activities Act 1998 , Space Activities Regulations 2001 (Regulations), and the Space Activities (Scientific or Educational Organisations) Guidelines 2015 create a regulatory framework for civilian space activities conducted from Australia, or by Australian nationals outside...More
The Australian Government has tasked Innovation and Science Australia with developing a Strategic Plan for the Australian innovation, science and research system out to 2030. The Strategic Plan will aim to contribute to the wellbeing and prosperity of all Australians by ensuring that Australia...More
The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme supports multi-year collaborations between industry, researchers and the community.
The government is interested in submissions from the community on one or more possible themes for priority funding future CRC selection rounds over the next two...More
On 18 August 2015, the Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into Australia's intellectual property arrangements, delivering on a key recommendation from the Competition Policy Review. The Productivity Commission completed its public inquiry on 23 September 2016. ...More
The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release is a key part of the Australian Government's strategy to encourage petroleum exploration in Australia’s offshore waters.
The inclusion of an acreage release area means that companies can apply to explore in that area, it does not...More
On 1 July 2016, the Australian Government introduced changes to country of origin labelling for food to provide clearer and more meaningful information to the Australian community about where their food comes from.
There is a two-year transition period before the new rules become mandatory on 1...More
The purpose of this discussion paper is to commence a review of the current requirements relating to the measurement of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) density when supplied for retail sale. More specifically, this paper is intended to seek stakeholder submissions regarding current pattern approval...More
This Guideline provides information regarding the processes to declare, vary and revoke a declared location under Division 6 of Part 2.2 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (the Act). The Guideline also explains how declared locations impact on exploration permits and...More
The National Innovation and Science Agenda (the NISA) was launched on 7 December 2015. In launching the NISA, the Australian Government committed to undertaking a review of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive programme.
The Review Panel was chaired by Mr Bill Ferris AC (Innovation...More
The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA), together with the Offshore Resources Branch, in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, are proposing to update the ‘Special Prospecting Authorities (SPA), Access Authorities (AA) & Scientific Investigation Consents (SIC):...More
The Australian Government is seeking your input on policy objectives for legal metrology in Australia.
We would like your views on the proposed objectives and their relative importance to inform the future direction for legal metrology in Australia. The discussion paper contains questions to...More
The Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) military land testing range covers 122,000 square kilometres in north-west South Australia. In 2010–11, an Australian Government review of the WPA (the Hawke Review) recommended that while the Department of Defence should remain the primary user of the area, the...More
What is the Space Activities Act 1998?
The Space Activities Act 1998 (Act), Space Activities Regulations 2001 (Regulations), and the Space Activities (Scientific or Educational Organisations) Guidelines 2015 create a regulatory framework for civilian space activities in Australia, as...More
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, as part of its commitment to the continuous improvement of Australian industry policies and programmes, is conducting an evaluation of the following tariff concession items that relate to inputs to manufacturing:
46 (raw materials)
A consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) has been prepared to examine options to improve the energy efficiency of air conditioners and chillers. Policy changes considered by the RIS include the costs and benefits of introducing a ‘zoned’ energy rating label that provides location...More
The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program requires energy efficiency information to be provided in most cases when commercial office space of 2,000 square metres or more is offered for sale or lease. The aim of the program is to improve the energy efficiency of Australia's large office...More
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring Australia has an appropriate facility for the management of radioactive waste created within Australia.
Australia's radioactive waste results from the use of radioactive materials in medicine, research and industry. Relatively small amounts of...More
The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (the acreage release) is a key part of the Australian Government's strategy to encourage petroleum exploration in Australia’s offshore waters. The acreage release is underpinned by Australia's stable economic environment and...More
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Sciences websites related to energy. Your responses will help us improve how we help Australians understand and use energy.
We are particularly interested in your experience of the following...More
Consumers have called for greater clarity around the origin of the food they buy so they can make more informed purchasing decisions. The Australian Government and state and territory governments are addressing this long standing issue.
You can have your say on the potential impacts of changing...More
The Australian Government is now reviewing the rules around measurement markings on packaging.
Part 4 of the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009 governs measurement markings that show customers the exact weight or volume of the product they are buying. For example, the “330ml” mark...More
The Australian Government is focused on improving productivity and encouraging innovation in the Australian economy. It has undertaken a deregulation agenda focused on eliminating inefficient and unnecessary regulations on businesses, individuals and the community.
The National Trade...More
This Oilcode Review will examine the ongoing need for the Oilcode and the operation of the code to determine if it provides appropriate regulation of the conduct of participants in the petroleum marketing industry, particularly with regard to:
the establishment of standard contractual...More
The Industry Growth Centres Initiative (the Initiative), announced as part of the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda on 14 October 2014, is a key part of the government’s new industry policy direction to boost Australia's productivity and competitiveness.
The Initiative will drive...More
The Australian Government is developing a comprehensive science policy that will be underpinned by a strategy for a science nation in which scientific thinking and applied science can be found in all sectors of our economy.
A paper from the Chief Scientist, released in September 2014, set out...More
Public concern over country of origin labelling has resulted in numerous inquiries, reports and proposals in recent years. These processes have questioned the robustness and clarity of the current framework. It is clear that consumers find the current country of origin framework for food confusing...More
As part of the Australian Government's commitment to reducing regulatory burden, the National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking input on a review of the National Instrument Test Procedures (NITPs).
NITPs detail the procedures for testing the accuracy of measuring instruments, such as...More
The consultation period has been extended for the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Growth Centre until 19 June 2015.
Consultations have closed for:
Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre
Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre
Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth...More
The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (‘Premises Standards’ or 'Standards') came into effect on 1 May 2011. The Standards aim to provide people with disability with dignified access to buildings and provide certainty to industry it is are complying with the...More