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  • Industrial and commercial emissions reduction: proposed new method under the Emissions Reduction Fund

    The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee is seeking feedback on a proposed new methodology determination: Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative–Industrial and Commercial Emissions Reduction) Methodology Determination 2021 (ICER). The proposed ICER method would replace... More
    Opened 20 July 2021
  • Dumping and Subsidy Manual Update 2021

    The Dumping and Subsidy Manual helps you make sense of the anti-dumping and countervailing system. It details how the system works and how the Anti-Dumping Commission conducts investigations. The manual sets out the legislative framework, principles and practices followed by the... More
    Opened 6 July 2021
  • Gas-Fired Recovery: Infrastructure and Investment

    The Australian Government’s Gas-Fired Recovery Plan is being delivered through actions that work to: unlock supply deliver an efficient pipeline and transportation market empower gas customers. As part of our ongoing engagement with stakeholders, we are undertaking... More
    Opened 5 July 2021
  • Coal mine waste gas method: 2021 variation

    The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee is seeking feedback on a proposed variation to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative–Coal Mine Waste Gas) Methodology Determination 2015. The proposed variation will: implement the crediting period extension... More
    Opened 1 July 2021
  • Water meters for cold potable water and hot water: Comment sought on proposed regulatory amendment

    NMI is proposing to amend the pattern approval standard for water meters, NMI R 49-1, to include additional pressure loss classes. As part of this process, we are seeking feedback on the proposed amendment. Comments you provide will allow NMI to better understand the impact to your industry.... More
    Opened 1 July 2021
  • Carbon capture and storage method: proposed new method under the Emissions Reduction Fund

    The Australian Government’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement – 2020 identified carbon capture and storage (CCS) as one of Australia’s priority low emissions technologies. In late 2020, the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction tasked the Clean Energy Regulator with... More
    Opened 29 June 2021
  • Hydrogen Guarantee of Origin scheme: discussion paper

    Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy sets a vision for a clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry that benefits all Australians. It aims to position our industry as a major global player by 2030. An early priority action item in the strategy is to develop a... More
    Opened 21 June 2021
  • Landfill gas (generation) method: proposed new method

    The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee is seeking feedback on a proposed new methodology determination: Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Electricity Generation from Landfill Gas) Methodology Determination 2021 The proposed Landfill gas (generation)... More
    Opened 24 May 2021
  • R&D Tax Incentive software development activities: DRAFT Software Guide for consultation

    Our department supports Australian businesses to access the R&D Tax Incentive each year. It allows 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 the program. ... More
    Opened 17 May 2021
  • Safeguard Mechanism: additional default values

    Submissions will be accepted until Sunday 13th June. You can also contact the Safeguard Team directly at Safeguard.mechanism@industry.gov.au . The Safeguard Mechanism is part of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 . Together with the Act, the... More
    Opened 6 May 2021
  • 2021 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme Amendments

    We are proposing updates to the: National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 (NGER Regulations) National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 (the Measurement Determination) Consultation documents Draft... More
    Opened 4 May 2021
  • Measurement Law Review Consultation: Regulation Impact Statement

    The Australian Government is reviewing Australia's measurement laws. The Measurement Law Review aims to identify aspects of Australia's measurement framework that can be modernised, streamlined or simplified to better meet the needs of a modern economy. Watch a video from Australia’s... More
    Opened 15 April 2021
  • Moon to Mars: Trailblazer program

    The purpose of the Australian Space Agency is to transform and grow a globally respected national space industry that lifts the broader economy and improves the lives of Australians. The Moon to Mars initiative is a $150 million investment over five years to drive the growth of Australia’s... More
    Opened 8 April 2021
  • Consultation on the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021

    We are seeking stakeholder feedback and submissions on proposed amendments to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act). The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021 (the Bill), aims to... More
    Opened 8 April 2021
  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Review

    Small business MOG 2021 This content is under review. The small business function transferred to Treasury as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 15 April 2021 with effect from 15 April 2021. The Ombudsman was established in 2016 under the Australian... More
    Opened 22 March 2021
  • Consultation on Implementing Partial Cost Recovery

    The Australian Government agreed to introduce a partial cost recovery model for the assessment of applications under the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act), which was outlined in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) 2019-20. Under the partial cost recovery... More
    Opened 16 March 2021
  • Second review of the Premises Standards 2010: consultation paper

    Due to strong interest from stakeholders, the department is extending consultations to run until 30 April 2021. You are welcome to submit new or additional responses, even if you’ve already submitted input during the consultation period (which ran from 22 February to 16 April 2021). ... More
    Opened 22 February 2021
  • Future Australian Space Medicine and Life Sciences Capability

    Due to strong interest from stakeholders, the Australian Space Agency is opening consultations to run again until 21 March 2021. You are welcome to submit new or additional responses, even if you’ve already submitted input during the previous consultation period (which ran from 8... More
    Opened 17 February 2021
  • Future Fuels Strategy: Discussion Paper

    New vehicle technologies and fuels will drive the future of road transport in Australia. Increased availability of battery electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, biofuels and associated recharging and refueling infrastructure will: give consumers more choice ... More
    Opened 5 February 2021
  • 2021 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: nominated areas for comment

    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. We seek to balance environmental, social and economic considerations in the development of Australia’s natural... More
    Opened 19 January 2021
  • Offshore oil and gas decommissioning: enhanced framework

    Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry has reliably supported Australia’s energy security and economic activity through over 50 years of safe and responsible development of our energy resources. As Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry matures, there will be an increase in... More
    Opened 14 December 2020
  • Gas Fired Recovery Plan

    Due to strong interest from stakeholders, the department is extending consultations to run until 31 March 2021. You are welcome to submit new or additional responses, even if you’ve already submitted input during the previous consultation period (which ran from 1 December to 26 February... More
    Opened 1 December 2020
  • Supply Chain Resilience Initiative: survey

    On 1 October 2020 the Australian Government announced a new $107.2 million Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to help position Australia to better respond to future crises such as COVID-19. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic government and industry have worked together to rapidly... More
    Opened 30 November 2020
  • Vehicle tank level gauging – standards and test procedures

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking submissions from stakeholders on a proposal to update Australia’s pattern approval and verification test procedures to align with the current international standard for the level gauging of vehicle tanks in use for trade published by the... More
    Opened 11 November 2020
  • Franchising Code of Conduct: exposure draft

    Small business MOG 2021 This content is under review. The small business function transferred to Treasury as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 15 April 2021 with effect from 15 April 2021. The Australian Government is introducing changes to the... More
    Opened 6 November 2020
  • Australia's AI Action Plan: discussion paper

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we live, work and play. The Australian Government recognises that AI will have enormous social and economic benefits for all Australians. But there are potential challenges to overcome. More
    Opened 29 October 2020
  • Options for a prospective national gas reservation scheme: issues paper

    The Australian Government is committed to exploring options for a prospective national gas reservation policy. This aims to ensure Australian gas users get the energy they need at a reasonable price. Our department is consulting with stakeholders to develop options. ... More
    Opened 27 October 2020
  • Landfill gas method variation

    The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee has completed a periodic review of the Landfill Gas method. The periodic review examined whether the method continues to comply with six offsets integrity standards. These are set out in section 133(1) of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative)... More
    Opened 26 October 2020
  • Modern Manufacturing Strategy road maps

    As part of the 2020-21 Budget the government will invest $1.5 billion in a Modern Manufacturing Strategy. The Strategy is key to the Government’s JobMaker plan. It will harness our manufacturing capability to increase competitiveness, build scale and enhance our future resilience. ... More
    Opened 23 October 2020
  • NITP 5.1 – National Instrument Test Procedures for Fuel Dispensers other than LPG Dispensers – First edition, third revision

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working to revise NITP 5.1 – National Instrument Test Procedures for Fuel Dispensers other than LPG Dispensers. The coverage of proposed revisions includes: clarifying requirements for volume standards ... More
    Opened 19 October 2020
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