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  • 2019 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release - nominated areas for comment

    The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (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... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Prime Minister's Prizes for Science and Science Teaching - nomination processes

    The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science and Science Teaching are Australia's most highly regarded national science prizes. Nominations for the prizes open at the start of each year, with the successful nominees awarded at the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science gala dinner later in the year. More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • National Hydrogen Strategy - request for input

    Australian, state and territory governments agree that hydrogen has a key role to play in Australia’s future as global demand for hydrogen is increasing. Australia has a natural advantage as a hydrogen supplier, but will need to develop capabilities to make, move, store and use hydrogen. ... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Improving Innovation Indicators - public consultation

    We are undertaking a review of innovation metrics. The aim of the review is to develop a suite of metrics that more fully capture innovation and thereby support better decision-making in Australia. To date, we have consulted with over 50 innovation system organisations and experts who... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Franchise relationships between distributors and new car dealers

    The relationship between new car dealers and manufacturers are subject to the Franchising Code of Conduct, a mandatory code of conduct under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. New car dealers have raised concerns about the fairness of the franchise arrangements with their car... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Complementary Medicine Country of Origin Labelling

    With assistance from a multi-agency taskforce, we are investigating the impact of use of the ‘Australian Made, Australian Grown’ logo in the complementary medicine sector. In particular, we are looking at vitamin, mineral and supplement products. More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Offshore oil and gas decommissioning framework - initial review

    Decommissioning Review Companies must decommission oil and gas wells, pipelines and other infrastructure no longer needed or in use. There is a robust regulatory framework in place and a number of smaller decommissioning activities have occurred. However, as the Australian offshore... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Australian Space Agency - draft cost recovery implementation statement

    The Australian Space Agency is consulting the space sector on proposed cost recovery models for approvals, which will commence on or before 31 August 2019. Background on cost recovery for space activities Following a review of the Space Activities Act 1998 , an... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Improving consultation and transparency of offshore oil and gas – draft regulations

    In November 2017, the government announced changes arising from a review of the consultation and transparency requirements for offshore petroleum (oil and gas) activities. These reforms will ensure the Australian public has a better understanding of the process used to decide where, when... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Review of the Implementation of the Australian Jobs Act 2013

    Section 127 of the Australian Jobs Act 2013 requires that a review of the operation of the Act be conducted within five years of its commencement on 27 December 2013. The Department has contracted Quantum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd to undertake the review. The consultant will produce a report... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Australian Space Agency - State and Territory space industry consultative forums

    This round of consultations has now been completed. Since its operational launch on 1 July 2018, the Australian Space Agency (the Agency) has been working on its strategic development, investment and engagement plans, and finalising its Charter. This is being done within the context of the... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Resources 2030 Taskforce - Stakeholder submissions

    Industry and government submissions received by the Resources 2030 Taskforce Secretariat More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • How do you commercialise your business ideas?

    The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science seeks to better understand the needs of innovative Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in managing and exploiting their intellectual capital. By intellectual capital we mean things like ideas, know-how, branding, data, trade secrets and... More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Future Employment Services

    The Australian Government delivers employment services to support job seekers who are on income support into work. The world of work is changing and while the current system, jobactive, is delivering good outcomes, we need an employment system that can adapt to the changing landscape. ... More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Remaking Offshore Environment Regulations: Consultation

    The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (the Environment Regulations) made under the Commonwealth Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) are scheduled to sunset on 1 April 2019. The Environment Regulations provide for the... More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area Coexistence Framework

    On 11 May 2018 the Government announced the appointment of Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM to lead the 2018 Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) coexistence framework. The Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) military testing range covers 122,000 square kilometres in north-west South Australia.... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Scope of Australia's Measurement Laws

    The Australian Government is reviewing Australia's measurement laws. The Measurement Law Review aims to identify any aspects of Australia's measurement framework that can be modernised, streamlined or simplified to better meet the needs of a modern economy. The Scope of... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Proposed Acreage Release Optimisation

    The Australian Government encourages ongoing investment in, and development of, Australia’s offshore petroleum (oil and gas) resources. The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (acreage release) is a key part of the strategy to promote offshore oil and gas exploration in... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Have Your Say on Australia's Measurement Future

    The Australian Government has announced a ‘once-in-a-generation’ comprehensive review of Australia’s measurement laws. We are relying on measurement more and more for our everyday activities. Rapid developments in science, technology, industrial production and innovation have, in turn,... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Remaking Offshore Minerals Regulations: Consultation

    The Offshore Minerals Regulations under the Commonwealth Offshore Minerals Act 1994 and associated Acts are scheduled to sunset on 1 October 2018 and 1 April 2019. The Australian government proposes to remake these without substantive changes. The offshore minerals industry in Australia... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • The Automotive Engineering Graduate Program

    On 8 May 2017, the Government announced the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The Fund aims to boost innovation, skills and employment in advanced manufacturing. It will support the transition of Australia’s manufacturing sector from traditional processes to high value products in areas... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Maximising SME use of Australia’s Innovation Lab infrastructure

    On 8 May 2017, the Government announced the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The Fund aims to boost innovation, skills and employment in advanced manufacturing. It will support the transition of Australia’s manufacturing sector from traditional processes to high value products in areas... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Consultation on Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2018-2019

    The Australian Government Charging Framework, which includes the Cost Recovery Guidelines, set out the overarching framework under which government entities design, implement and review cost recovered activities. Cost recovery involves government entities charging individuals or non‐government... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • 2018 Offshore Acreage Release - Proposed areas for comment

    The Australian Government encourages ongoing investment in, and development of, Australia’s offshore petroleum (oil and gas) resources. The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (acreage release) is a key part of the strategy to promote offshore oil and gas exploration in... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Offshore Exploration Policy Reforms

    The Australian Government encourages ongoing investment in, and development of, Australia’s offshore petroleum (oil and gas) resources. The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (acreage release) is a key part of the strategy to promote offshore oil and gas exploration in... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Review of criteria for acceptance of test results for pattern approval (PA)

    As part of the Australian Government's Business Simplification initiative, the National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking input on a review of the acceptance criteria for test results for pattern approval (PA) purposes. PA confirms that a measuring instrument’s design meets relevant... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Digital Economy Strategy

    On 19 September 2017, the Australian Government announced it will develop a national Digital Economy Strategy. The strategy will focus on ways governments, businesses and the community can adjust to seize the benefits of digital transformation. The ‘digital economy’ is not separate to... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Review of Australia's Space Industry Capability

    Written submissions and registrations to attend a roundtable meeting closed on 29 August 2017. Roundtable meetings are underway: Hobart: 24 Aug 1pm–4pm; Level 4, 86 Collins St Hobart Darwin: 31 Aug 9am–12pm; 76 The Esplanade Darwin Brisbane: 1 Sep 10am–1pm; Level 12,... More
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Survey of industry associations serving member businesses in Queensland

    The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is seeking the views of industry associations based in Queensland, as well as peak national industry associations, that support businesses operating in Queensland using an online survey. The Commonwealth is conducting this survey in... More
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Review of the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009, Part 4: Packaging - Options Paper

    The National Trade Measurement Regulations (NTMR) 2009 Part 4 defines how measurements related to packaging are controlled. It describes how the name and address of the manufacturer as well as the measurement mark should be displayed on a package. Details around prohibited expressions and... More
    Closed 2 years ago
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