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  • 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
    Opened today
  • 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
    Opened today
  • 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
    Opened 25 May 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
    Opened 21 May 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
    Opened 21 May 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
  • Payment Times Reporting: Rules

    The small business 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 plans to introduce a new Payment Times... More
    Opened 13 May 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
    Opened 4 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 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 introducing a new Payment Times Reporting... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Franchising Code of Conduct: Regulation Impact Statement

    The small business function, including policy responsibility for the Franchising Code of Conduct, 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 . ... More
    Closed 6 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
  • 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
  • Robotics, Automation and AI: 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 2019-20 in... More
    Closed 24 September 2019
  • 2019 Review of the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism

    The Australian Government introduced the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) in 2017 to ensure there is sufficient gas supply in the domestic market. The government has brought forward the scheduled review, which will assess whether the ADGSM remains fit for... More
    Closed 31 August 2019
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Review - discussion paper

    We are reviewing the regulatory regime for the safety of workers in the offshore oil and gas sector as part of our commitment to continuous regulatory improvement. Our offshore resources safety review aims to ensure the regime is fit-for-purpose, up-to-date and reflects leading practice. ... More
    Closed 5 August 2019
  • National Hydrogen Strategy Issues Papers

    The COAG Energy Council Working Group recognises the importance of consultation with industry and community to develop a national hydrogen strategy. Building on earlier engagement, the issues papers are seeking feedback on the potential role of policies and actions in realising hydrogen... More
    Closed 28 July 2019
  • International Space Investment initiative: design consultation

    The Australian Government announced the International Space Investment (ISI) initiative in the 2018-19 Budget under the measure Australian Technology and Science Growth Plan – growing the Australian space industry. Under this measure, the Government committed to providing $15 million over three... More
    Closed 1 July 2019
  • Commercialising Business Ideas — discussion paper

    Australia has positive conditions for entrepreneurship, but difficulties with commercialisation and scaling businesses. In 2018, we conducted consultations to understand the needs of innovative Australian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) seeking to commercialise their business ideas.... More
    Closed 26 June 2019
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