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  • Montara Commission of Inquiry

    The Montara Commission of Inquiry was established to report on an oil and gas leak in the Montara oil field in the Timor Sea. The Inquiry was undertaken in accordance with Part 9.10A of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006. As part of this inquiry, the Commissioner... More
    Closed 5 December 2009
  • Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments: Comment Sought on OIML R 61

    Have your say on the revision of OIML's document on automatic gravimetric filling instruments. ​NMI is seeking comment on the revision of OIML R 61 Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments: Part 1: Metrological and Technical Requirements and Part 2: Metrological Controls and... More
    Closed 4 April 2014
  • 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 19 June 2014
  • 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 7 September 2014
  • 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 November 2014
  • 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 10 November 2014
  • 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 11 November 2014
  • 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 15 December 2014
  • 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 20 February 2015
  • 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 20 February 2015
  • 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 15 June 2015
  • 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 19 June 2015
  • 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 25 June 2015
  • 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 July 2015
  • 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 31 July 2015
  • 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 August 2015
  • Approval Standards for Electricity Meters Used for Trade

    The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on pattern approval standards for electricity meters used for trade. The National Measurement Institute sought feedback on pattern approval standards for electricity meters used for trade. The consultation paper is available to download:... More
    Closed 7 August 2015
  • Consultation on New Pattern Approval Requirements for Non-automatic Weighing Instruments

    The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. The consultation paper is... More
    Closed 11 September 2015
  • Response to Consultation Paper New Pattern Approval Requirements for Non-automatic Weighing Instruments

    NMI's Consultation Paper sought feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. NMI's Consultation Paper [270KB PDF] sought feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. Response to the Consultation Paper -... More
    Closed 11 September 2015
  • 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 16 October 2015
  • 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 18 December 2015
  • 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 18 December 2015
  • 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 29 January 2016
  • 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 6 February 2016
  • 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 29 February 2016
  • 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 11 March 2016
  • 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 15 March 2016
  • 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 18 March 2016
  • R&D Tax Incentive - Review issues paper

    The R&D tax incentive encourages industry investment in R&D. The review aims to identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and integrity of the R&D Tax Incentive, including by sharpening its focus on encouraging additional R&D expenditure. As part of this review, we are seeking... More
    Closed 31 March 2016
  • 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 30 April 2016
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