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  • 2020 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 29 June 2020
  • Payment Times Reporting: Rules

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business on 1 February 2020. The Australian Government plans to introduce a new Payment Times Reporting Scheme for large businesses and large government enterprises... More
    Closed 26 June 2020
  • Hydrogen Certification Survey

    A hydrogen certification scheme is a standardised process of tracing and certifying where and how hydrogen is made, and the associated environmental impacts (for example, greenhouse gas emissions). It provides consumers with transparency around the environmental impacts of the hydrogen they use.... More
    Closed 22 June 2020
  • Australia's Technology Investment Roadmap: discussion paper

    The climate change function transferred to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 5 December 2019 with effect from 1 February 2020 . The Australian Government is developing a national... More
    Closed 21 June 2020
  • FullCAM update: 2020 pre-release

    We are preparing to release an update to the Full Carbon Accounting Model (FullCAM) for public use in September 2020. FullCAM is the model we use to construct Australia's national greenhouse gas emissions account for the land sector. Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) project... More
    Closed 12 June 2020
  • 2020 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme Amendments

    We are proposing updates to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 (NGER Regulations) and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 (the Measurement Determination). The proposed amendments: Update emission factors based on... More
    Closed 10 June 2020
  • Independent review of the Energy Security Board

    The COAG Energy Council has engaged an independent consultant to review the effectiveness and performance of the Energy Security Board (ESB). COAG Energy Council established the ESB following the Finkel Review. Terms of reference Independent review of the Energy Security Board - Terms... More
    Closed 13 May 2020
  • Electrical Energy Meters – Alternating Current: Comment on OIML R 46

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working with the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) to revise the international standard for Electrical Energy Meters – Alternating Current. The OIML R 46 standard is the international Recommendation for the requirements and... More
    Closed 31 March 2020
  • Automotive franchising draft regulations 2020

    In early 2019, the department ran a consultation examining the relationship between new car dealers and manufacturers who are subject to the Franchising Code of Conduct, a mandatory code of conduct under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The process led to the refinement of the policy... More
    Closed 13 March 2020
  • Multidimensional Measuring Instruments: Comment on OIML R 129

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working with the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) to review the international standard for Multidimensional Measuring Instruments. The OIML R 129 standard is the international Recommendation for the requirements and testing... More
    Closed 10 March 2020
  • Payment Times Reporting Bill: Exposure Draft

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business on 1 February 2020. The Australian Government is introducing a new Payment Times Reporting Framework for large businesses with over $100 million in annual... More
    Closed 10 March 2020
  • Moon to Mars: Program Design

    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 (M2M) initiative is a $150 million investment to accelerate the growth of Australia’s space... More
    Closed 6 March 2020
  • Proposed amendments to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 for the transition of Emissions Reduction Fund projects between proponents in particular circumstances

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The Australian Government is considering amendments to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 to improve the flexibility for project... More
    Closed 28 February 2020
  • Emissions Reduction Fund: proposed amendments to regulations applying to forestry projects

    The climate change function transferred to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 5 December 2019 with effect from 1 February 2020. As the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) matures, the Government is looking... More
    Closed 28 February 2020
  • Offshore clean energy infrastructure - proposed framework

    The Australian Government is developing a regulatory framework to enable the exploration, construction, operation and decommissioning of offshore wind and other clean energy technologies and associated infrastructure in Commonwealth waters (beyond three nautical miles from the coast). ... More
    Closed 28 February 2020
  • Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative - Alternative Waste Treatment) Methodology Determination 2015

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee is conducting a periodic review and a crediting period extension review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming... More
    Closed 17 February 2020
  • Measurement Assurance

    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. Measurement Assurance... More
    Closed 23 December 2019
  • Review of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

    We are undertaking a scheduled legislative review of the NAIF (Section 43, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016) The NAIF was established in July 2016, under the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016. It grants $5 billion of financial assistance to the states... More
    Closed 13 December 2019
  • National Radioactive Waste Management Facility: public submissions

    The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility will only be located at a site that has been volunteered by a landowner, on land that is technically suitable, and with a surrounding community that broadly supports hosting it. Public submissions are one of the factors the Minister may take... More
    Closed 12 December 2019
  • Franchising Code of Conduct: Regulation Impact Statement

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business on 1 February 2020. The inter-agency Franchising Taskforce is examining the feasibility and implementation of recommendations in the Parliamentary Joint... More
    Closed 6 December 2019
  • FullCAM update: for Emissions Reduction Fund vegetation projects

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Update May 2020 Impact on existing projects After considering feedback in response to the November 2019 discussion paper on the FullCAM update, the... More
    Closed 4 December 2019
  • Payment Times Reporting Framework: discussion papers

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business on 1 February 2020. Update March 2020: Exposure draft We are seeking views on the draft legislation to enable the Times Reporting Framework. ... More
    Closed 2 December 2019
  • GIL Grantees consultation

    The department would like to seek your feedback on the GIL program, discuss issues you have encountered so far and share key achievements and factors that are leading to successful project outcomes. The results of the survey will inform the Agenda of the GIL Grantees' Forum in November 2019.... More
    Closed 24 November 2019
  • Proposal to adopt OIML R 50 as Australia’s pattern approval standard for belt weighers

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking submissions from stakeholders in response to the proposal to adopt the latest version of OIML R 50:2014, 'Continuous totalising automatic weighing instruments (belt weighers)' as Australia’s pattern approval standard for belt weighers. ... More
    Closed 8 November 2019
  • Continuous totalising automatic weighing instruments of the arched chute type: Comment on OIML R XXX

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working with the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) to develop the international standard for continuous totalising automatic weighing instruments (CTAWIs) of the arched chute type . The OIML R XXX standard is the international... More
    Closed 8 November 2019
  • Clarifying eligibility for origin claims in the Complementary Medicines Sector

    In February 2017 amendments were made to the Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) laws that changed the basis for being eligible to make 'made in Australia' claims, and subsequently access the Australian Made, Australian grown (AMAG) logo. The CoOL law amendments focused on the food industry... More
    Closed 30 October 2019
  • Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative — Avoided Clearing of Native Regrowth) Methodology Determination 2015

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee is reviewing the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Avoided Clearing of Native Regrowth) Methodology... More
    Closed 9 October 2019
  • Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative — Avoided Deforestation 1.1) Methodology Determination 2015

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee is reviewing the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Avoided Deforestation 1.1) Methodology Determination... More
    Closed 9 October 2019
  • Boosting Female Founders Initiative: Design Consultation

    We are developing the Boosting Female Founders Initiative. The program will contribute to removing barriers for women’s economic participation in the workforce by providing access to finance for startups led by women. We want to hear from stakeholders in the startup and innovation... More
    Closed 4 October 2019
  • Mission Control: Program Design

    The purpose of the Australian Space Agency (the Agency) is to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy and improves the lives of Australians. The Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF) is a $19.5 million investment over three years from... More
    Closed 24 September 2019
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