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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Proposed APEC Women in STEM principles

    We are seeking views of stakeholders on a draft set of principles and actions proposed by APEC’s Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPS TI) to improve the outcomes for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ( STEM) in the Asia-Pacific region. ... More
    Closed 9 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
  • Measurement in everyday life

    Measurement plays a key role in the everyday life of Australians. By ensuring our measurement law is efficient and effective, we can save businesses, organisations and individuals time, effort and money. We want to hear your thoughts on how Australia's measurement law, particularly how it... More
    Closed 23 June 2019
  • Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018: consultation on draft rules

    The Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 passed both houses of Parliament in August 2018 and received Royal Assent on 31 August 2018. It will commence as the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 (the amended Act) on 31 August 2019. Legislative instruments,... More
    Closed 14 June 2019
  • Artificial Intelligence: Australia's Ethics Framework

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to provide social, economic, and environmental benefits. For Australia to realise these benefits, it’s important for citizens to have trust in how AI is being designed, developed and used by business and government. We are seeking your views... More
    Closed 31 May 2019
  • Near Infrared instruments in the sugar industry: proposed regulatory approach

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking input on a proposed regulatory approach for Near Infrared (NIR) instruments used for trade purposes. NIR instruments are an innovative alternative to the traditional trade measuring instruments, and are used by the sugar industry for quality... More
    Closed 24 May 2019
  • Automatic catchweighing instruments: Comment sought on OIML R 51

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working with the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) to revise the international standard for automatic catchweighing instruments. These instruments are also known as wheeled loaders or automatic packaging conveyor weighers.... More
    Closed 26 April 2019
  • 2019 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
    Closed 31 March 2019
  • Prime Minister's Prizes for Science and Science Teaching - nomination processes

    The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science and Science Teaching are Australia's most highly regarded national science prizes. Nominations for the prizes open at the start of each year, with the successful nominees awarded at the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science gala dinner later in the year. More
    Closed 29 March 2019
  • Improving Innovation Indicators - public consultation

    We are undertaking a review of innovation metrics . The aim of the review is to develop a suite of metrics that more fully capture innovation and thereby support better decision-making in Australia. To date, we have consulted with over 50 innovation system organisations and experts who... More
    Closed 28 March 2019
  • National Hydrogen Strategy - request for input

    Australian, state and territory governments agree that hydrogen has a key role to play in Australia’s future as global demand for hydrogen is increasing. Australia has a natural advantage as a hydrogen supplier, but will need to develop capabilities to make, move, store and use hydrogen. ... More
    Closed 28 March 2019
  • Flow metering systems: Comment sought on OIML R 117

    Have your say on the revision of the OIML standard for flow metering systems for liquids other than water. NMI is seeking comment on the second draft of the revision of OIML R 117: Dynamic measuring systems for liquids other than water. OIML R 117 – Part 1: Metrological and... More
    Closed 22 February 2019
  • Franchise relationships between distributors and new car dealers

    The relationship between new car dealers and manufacturers are subject to the Franchising Code of Conduct, a mandatory code of conduct under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. New car dealers have raised concerns about the fairness of the franchise arrangements with their car... More
    Closed 13 February 2019
  • Complementary Medicine Country of Origin Labelling

    With assistance from a multi-agency taskforce, we are investigating the impact of use of the ‘Australian Made, Australian Grown’ logo in the complementary medicine sector. In particular, we are looking at vitamin, mineral and supplement products. More
    Closed 12 February 2019
  • Offshore oil and gas decommissioning framework - initial review

    Decommissioning Review Companies must decommission oil and gas wells, pipelines and other infrastructure no longer needed or in use. There is a robust regulatory framework in place and a number of smaller decommissioning activities have occurred. However, as the Australian offshore... More
    Closed 31 January 2019
  • Australian Space Agency - draft cost recovery implementation statement

    The Australian Space Agency is consulting the space sector on proposed cost recovery models for approvals, which will commence on or before 31 August 2019. Background on cost recovery for space activities Following a review of the Space Activities Act 1998 , an... More
    Closed 13 December 2018
  • Improving consultation and transparency of offshore oil and gas – draft regulations

    In November 2017, the government announced changes arising from a review of the consultation and transparency requirements for offshore petroleum (oil and gas) activities. These reforms will ensure the Australian public has a better understanding of the process used to decide where, when... More
    Closed 16 November 2018
  • Review of the Implementation of the Australian Jobs Act 2013

    Section 127 of the Australian Jobs Act 2013 requires that a review of the operation of the Act be conducted within five years of its commencement on 27 December 2013. The Department has contracted Quantum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd to undertake the review. The consultant will produce a report... More
    Closed 28 September 2018
  • Australian Space Agency - State and Territory space industry consultative forums

    This round of consultations has now been completed. Since its operational launch on 1 July 2018, the Australian Space Agency (the Agency) has been working on its strategic development, investment and engagement plans, and finalising its Charter. This is being done within the context of the... More
    Closed 1 September 2018
  • Resources 2030 Taskforce - Stakeholder submissions

    Industry and government submissions received by the Resources 2030 Taskforce Secretariat More
    Closed 31 August 2018
  • Remaking Offshore Environment Regulations: Consultation

    The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (the Environment Regulations) made under the Commonwealth Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) are scheduled to sunset on 1 April 2019. The Environment Regulations provide for the... More
    Closed 3 August 2018
  • Future Employment Services

    The Australian Government delivers employment services to support job seekers who are on income support into work. The world of work is changing and while the current system, jobactive, is delivering good outcomes, we need an employment system that can adapt to the changing landscape. ... More
    Closed 3 August 2018
  • How do you commercialise your business ideas?

    The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science seeks to better understand the needs of innovative Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in managing and exploiting their intellectual capital. By intellectual capital we mean things like ideas, know-how, branding, data, trade secrets and... More
    Closed 3 August 2018
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