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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Safeguard Mechanism: Additional Prescribed Production Variables

    The Safeguard Mechanism is part of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 . Together with the emissions reporting obligations under the Act, the Safeguard Mechanism provides a framework for Australia’s largest emitters to measure, report and manage their emissions. It places... More
    Closed 28 August 2020
  • Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020

    IP Australia is seeking your views on an exposure draft of a Designs Amendment Bill and Designs Amendment Regulations (‘draft legislation’). The draft legislation aims to deliver early benefits to designers ahead of further design initiatives currently in development. This includes a 12-month... More
    Closed 28 August 2020
  • Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive: Review survey

    We’re reviewing the effectiveness of the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI), in line with our department’s evaluation process. The Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive scheme began in March 2018. The scheme aims to increase the amount of investment in small minerals... More
    Closed 3 August 2020
  • Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive: Annual impact assessment for the 2017-18 financial year

    We’re reviewing the impact of the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI), in line with legislative requirements. The Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive scheme began in March 2018. The scheme aims to increase the amount of investment in small minerals exploration companies to... More
    Closed 3 August 2020
  • FullCAM update: draft guidelines for comments

    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 participants use... More
    Closed 31 July 2020
  • National Blockchain Roadmap Working Groups: Expression of Interest

    The National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee is seeking expressions of interest from the Australian blockchain community to join two collaborative working groups on supply chains and credentialing. The Steering Committee was established in February 2020 to oversee the implementation of... More
    Closed 22 July 2020
  • Automatic instruments for weighing road vehicles in motion and measuring axle loads: Comment on OIML R 134

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working with the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) to revise the international standard for Automatic instruments for weighing road vehicles in motion and measuring axle loads. The OIML R 134 standard is the international... More
    Closed 15 July 2020
  • Increasing Australia’s domestic liquid fuel storage

    The energy function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The Australian Government is committed to delivering policy and regulatory frameworks that support secure, reliable and affordable supplies of energy for consumers.... More
    Closed 15 July 2020
  • 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 Australian Government is developing a national Technology Investment Roadmap. Technology will drive a successful shift to secure, more affordable energy and lower emissions. The roadmap will help prioritise Australian investments in new and developing low emissions technologies and allow... More
    Closed 21 June 2020
  • FullCAM update: 2020 pre-release

    Update July 2020 You can provide further comments on the draft method specific FullCAM guidelines . 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... 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 -... 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
  • Plantation Forestry

    This method benefits plantation forest growers or land owners interested in establishing new plantations or converting existing short-rotation plantations to long-rotation plantations. It can also be used by forest growers who have established a plantation forest under another Emissions Reduction... More
    Closed 10 January 2020
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