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  • Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme

    In line with the Government’s vision to enable growth and productivity for globally competitive industries, the 2014-15 Budget set a new direction for industry policy with the establishment of the $484.2 million Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme which will be delivered through the new... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Industry Skills Fund

    In support of the government’s National Industry Investment and Competitiveness Agenda, and as part of the broader reform to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system, the Industry Skills Fund (the Fund) will address workforce capability issues impacting on the ability of Australian... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Energy Green Paper Consultation

    The Australian Government was elected on a platform of signature economic reforms that focus on deregulation, competition and productivity. Energy is an enabler of economic growth and the Energy White Paper is central to the Government’s plan for a strong and prosperous economy. Reliable... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • National Radioactive Waste Management Project

    The Australian Government is committed to ensuring Australia has an appropriate facility for the management of radioactive waste created within Australia. The Government’s approach to securing a site is consistent with leading practice for the management of low level and intermediate level... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • CRC Programme Review

    More than ever before the Australian economy needs to grow and adapt in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Solutions to our nation’s economic, environmental and social challenges need to be driven by the application of innovative research by those with the capacity to make a... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Industry Growth Centres Initiative

    The Industry Growth Centres Initiative (the Initiative), announced as part of the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda on the 14 October 2014, is a key part of the government’s new industry policy direction to boost our productivity and competitiveness. The Initiative will be... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Draft IP Toolkit

    The IP Toolkit has been developed to offer guidance and provide the tools necessary to simplify and improve discussions around IP in research collaborations. It provides information and resources to help establish the terms for managing and using IP in collaborative activities. It also aims to... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Offshore Petroleum Resource Management Review

    During 2014-15, the Department of Industry is undertaking a high-level strategic review of the framework governing oil and gas resource management in Commonwealth waters to ensure that the framework is fine tuned to support timely and efficient commercial investment, exploration and development.... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Review of the Premises Standards (2010)

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Industry Growth Centres - Sector Engagement List (Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Growth Centre only)

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Review of the National Instrument Test Procedure (NITP) Reform

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Country of Origin Labelling for Food

    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... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Vision for a Science Nation

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Industry Growth Centres – Survey (Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Growth Centre only)

    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... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Oilcode Options Paper

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Feedback on the business.gov.au website

    The Department of Industry and Science, on behalf of the Australian Government, is seeking feedback from users of business.gov.au to inform the ongoing development of the site. More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Measurement Mark

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Review of the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009, Part 4: Packaging

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Country of Origin Labelling

    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... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Energy websites survey

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: Proposed areas

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • National Radioactive Waste Management Project - Part 2

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • CBD public consultation

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Regulation Impact Statement: Air conditioners and chillers

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Review of the Space Activities Act 1998

    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
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Certain Inputs to Manufacture Evaluation

    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) ... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Reviews of the Woomera Prohibited Area Rule

    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,... More
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Legal Metrology Policy Review

    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
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Guideline: Short term petroleum titles (SPA/AA)

    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... More
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Release of the R&D Tax Incentive Review report

    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
    Closed 2 years ago
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