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  • Patents accessibility review

    The Australian Government has commissioned an independent review of the accessibility of the patent system for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). More
    Opened 30 September 2020
  • Customer experience with the Research and Development Tax Incentive

    The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) helps offset some of the costs that businesses invest into eligible R&D. Our department is working on a number of reforms to improve your experience when participating in the program. We would like to understand your current experience in... More
    Opened 28 September 2020
  • Register for industry.gov.au user testing

    You are invited to register your interest, to participate in user research testing for DISER websites such as www.industry.gov.au . Testing with real users is important because it helps inform design improvements. This user research opportunity is intended for people who are NOT... More
    Opened 10 September 2020
  • Second review of the Premises Standards 2010: survey

    We’re reviewing the Disability (Access to Premises – Building) Standards 2010. The purpose of the Premises Standards is to make sure: people living with a disability and their family members, carers and friends have equal access to public buildings building... More
    Opened 8 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
    Opened 28 August 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
    Opened 26 August 2020
  • 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
    Opened 25 August 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
    Opened 17 August 2020
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Review: draft policy framework

    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 Oil and Gas Safety Review aims to ensure the regime is fit-for-purpose, up-to-date and reflects leading... More
    Opened 7 August 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
    Opened 3 August 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
    Opened 31 July 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
    Opened 23 July 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
    Opened 15 July 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
    Opened 13 July 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
    Opened 13 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
    Opened 9 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
    Opened 15 June 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
    Opened 29 May 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
    Opened 29 May 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
    Opened 25 May 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
    Opened 21 May 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
    Opened 21 May 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
    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
  • 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
    Opened 29 April 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
    Opened 21 February 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
    Opened 21 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
    Opened 17 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
    Opened 17 February 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
    Opened 14 February 2020
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