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  • R&D Tax Incentive software development activities: DRAFT Software Guide for consultation

    Our department supports Australian businesses to access the R&D Tax Incentive each year. It allows 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 the program. ... More
    Closed 18 June 2021
  • Safeguard Mechanism: additional default values

    Submissions will be accepted until Sunday 13th June. You can also contact the Safeguard Team directly at Safeguard.mechanism@industry.gov.au . The Safeguard Mechanism is part of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 . Together with the Act, the... More
    Closed 13 June 2021
  • Landfill gas (generation) method: proposed new method

    The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee is seeking feedback on a proposed new methodology determination: Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Electricity Generation from Landfill Gas) Methodology Determination 2021 The proposed Landfill gas (generation)... More
    Closed 13 June 2021
  • 2021 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme Amendments

    We are proposing updates to the: National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 (NGER Regulations) National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 (the Measurement Determination) Consultation documents Draft... More
    Closed 21 May 2021
  • Measurement Law Review Consultation: Regulation Impact Statement

    The Australian Government is reviewing Australia's measurement laws. The Measurement Law Review aims to identify aspects of Australia's measurement framework that can be modernised, streamlined or simplified to better meet the needs of a modern economy. Watch a video from Australia’s... More
    Closed 14 May 2021
  • Moon to Mars: Trailblazer program

    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 initiative is a $150 million investment over five years to drive the growth of Australia’s... More
    Closed 2 May 2021
  • Second review of the Premises Standards 2010: consultation paper

    Due to strong interest from stakeholders, the department is extending consultations to run until 30 April 2021. You are welcome to submit new or additional responses, even if you’ve already submitted input during the consultation period (which ran from 22 February to 16 April 2021). ... More
    Closed 30 April 2021
  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Review

    Small business MOG 2021 This content is under review. The small business function transferred to Treasury as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 15 April 2021 with effect from 15 April 2021. The Ombudsman was established in 2016 under the Australian... More
    Closed 30 April 2021
  • Consultation on the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021

    We are seeking stakeholder feedback and submissions on proposed amendments to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act). The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021 (the Bill), aims to... More
    Closed 23 April 2021
  • Consultation on Implementing Partial Cost Recovery

    The Australian Government agreed to introduce a partial cost recovery model for the assessment of applications under the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act), which was outlined in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) 2019-20. Under the partial cost recovery... More
    Closed 12 April 2021
  • Future Fuels Strategy: Discussion Paper

    New vehicle technologies and fuels will drive the future of road transport in Australia. Increased availability of battery electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, biofuels and associated recharging and refueling infrastructure will: give consumers more choice ... More
    Closed 2 April 2021
  • Gas Fired Recovery Plan

    Due to strong interest from stakeholders, the department is extending consultations to run until 31 March 2021. You are welcome to submit new or additional responses, even if you’ve already submitted input during the previous consultation period (which ran from 1 December to 26 February... More
    Closed 31 March 2021
  • Future Australian Space Medicine and Life Sciences Capability

    Due to strong interest from stakeholders, the Australian Space Agency is opening consultations to run again until 21 March 2021. You are welcome to submit new or additional responses, even if you’ve already submitted input during the previous consultation period (which ran from 8... More
    Closed 21 March 2021
  • 2021 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: nominated areas for comment

    The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration 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 Australia’s natural... More
    Closed 8 March 2021
  • Offshore oil and gas decommissioning: enhanced framework

    Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry has reliably supported Australia’s energy security and economic activity through over 50 years of safe and responsible development of our energy resources. As Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry matures, there will be an increase in... More
    Closed 22 January 2021
  • Vehicle tank level gauging – standards and test procedures

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking submissions from stakeholders on a proposal to update Australia’s pattern approval and verification test procedures to align with the current international standard for the level gauging of vehicle tanks in use for trade published by the... More
    Closed 24 December 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
    Closed 13 December 2020
  • Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

    On 1 October 2020 the Australian Government announced a new $107.2 million Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to help position Australia to better respond to future crises such as COVID-19. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic government and industry have worked together to rapidly... More
    Closed 11 December 2020
  • Franchising Code of Conduct: exposure draft

    Small business MOG 2021 This content is under review. The small business function transferred to Treasury as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 15 April 2021 with effect from 15 April 2021. The Australian Government is introducing changes to the... More
    Closed 4 December 2020
  • Mapping Australia's Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Capability

    This survey seeks information to support the development of a national Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Autonomous Systems Capability Map, which is being led by the South Australian and Queensland Governments. This is an outcome of the inaugural National Meeting of Digital Economy and... More
    Closed 4 December 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
    Closed 30 November 2020
  • Options for a prospective national gas reservation scheme: issues paper

    The Australian Government is committed to exploring options for a prospective national gas reservation policy. This aims to ensure Australian gas users get the energy they need at a reasonable price. Our department is consulting with stakeholders to develop options. ... More
    Closed 27 November 2020
  • Australia's AI Action Plan: discussion paper

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we live, work and play. The Australian Government recognises that AI will have enormous social and economic benefits for all Australians. But there are potential challenges to overcome. More
    Closed 27 November 2020
  • NITP 5.1 – National Instrument Test Procedures for Fuel Dispensers other than LPG Dispensers – First edition, third revision

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working to revise NITP 5.1 – National Instrument Test Procedures for Fuel Dispensers other than LPG Dispensers. The coverage of proposed revisions includes: clarifying requirements for volume standards ... More
    Closed 23 November 2020
  • Sampling and Test Procedures for Prepackaged Products – First edition, third revision

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working to revise the Sampling and Test Procedures for Prepackaged Products. The coverage of proposed revisions includes: incorporating new test methods for linear and area measurement expanding the range of... More
    Closed 23 November 2020
  • Landfill gas method variation

    The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee has completed a periodic review of the Landfill Gas method. The periodic review examined whether the method continues to comply with six offsets integrity standards. These are set out in section 133(1) of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative)... More
    Closed 20 November 2020
  • Modern Manufacturing Strategy road maps

    As part of the 2020-21 Budget the government will invest $1.5 billion in a Modern Manufacturing Strategy. The Strategy is key to the Government’s JobMaker plan. It will harness our manufacturing capability to increase competitiveness, build scale and enhance our future resilience. ... More
    Closed 9 November 2020
  • 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
    Closed 31 October 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
    Closed 29 October 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
    Closed 11 October 2020
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