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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
    Opened 5 November 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
    Opened 10 January 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
    Opened 5 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
    Opened 28 July 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
    Opened 8 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
    Opened 23 September 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
    Opened 21 October 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
    Opened 26 November 2014
  • Review of the National Survey of Research Commercialisation

    The National Survey of Research Commercialisation (NSRC) is being reviewed to help strengthen and streamline the data collection regarding commercialisation of publicly funded research in Australia, and to ensure alignment with current and emerging policy objectives for research commercialisation... More
    Opened 10 December 2014
  • 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
    Opened 9 January 2015
  • Landfill gas

    The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Methodology (Landfill Gas) Determination 2015 was made on 12 January 2015 Read the Method Read the Explanatory Statement Project applications to implement the Methodology Determination may be made to the Clean Energy... More
    Opened 12 January 2015
  • Alternative Waste Treatment

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination Methodology Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Methodology (Alternative Waste Treatment)... More
    Opened 12 January 2015
  • Commercial building energy efficiency

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Commercial Buildings) Methodology Determination 2015 was made on 14... More
    Opened 14 January 2015
  • Land and sea transport

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination Methodology Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Land and Sea Transport) Methodology... More
    Opened 13 February 2015
  • Avoided clearing of native regrowth

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. About this method This method can be used by landholders who have repeatedly cleared native forest for cropping or grazing. Landholders who can... More
    Opened 13 February 2015
  • Designated Verified Carbon Standard projects

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. About this method Status Methodology Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Designated Verified Carbon Standard... More
    Opened 17 March 2015
  • Industrial Electricity and Fuel Efficiency

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination Method Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Industrial Electricity and Fuel Efficiency)... More
    Opened 25 March 2015
  • Avoided Deforestation 1.1

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination Method Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative - Avoided Deforestation 1.1) Methodology... More
    Opened 25 March 2015
  • Design options for the Safeguard Mechanism

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. On 26 March 2015, the department released a consultation paper outlining design options for the Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism. Submissions in... More
    Opened 26 March 2015
  • Wastewater treatment

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Wastewater) Methodology Determination... More
    Opened 26 March 2015
  • Commercial and public lighting

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination Methodology Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Commercial and Public Lighting)... More
    Opened 15 April 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
    Opened 17 April 2015
  • Fertiliser use efficiency in irrigated cotton

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination Method Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from... More
    Opened 21 April 2015
  • Reforestation and Afforestation 2.0

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination Method Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Reforestation and Afforestation 2.0) Methodology... More
    Opened 8 May 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
    Opened 27 May 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
    Opened 9 June 2015
  • 2015 Review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000: Issues paper

    The fuel quality function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Update April 2016: Final report We published the final report from the second independent review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 . ... More
    Opened 12 June 2015
  • Exposure Draft Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Rule 2015

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The passage of the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 (the Bill), meant that some of the provisions in the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming... More
    Opened 19 June 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
    Opened 22 June 2015
  • Aggregated small energy users

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative - Aggregated Small Energy Users) Methodology Determination 2015 was made on 25 June 2015. Read the... More
    Opened 25 June 2015
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