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  • 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
  • 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
    Closed 25 September 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
    Closed 25 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
    Closed 24 September 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
    Closed 18 September 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
    Closed 11 September 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
    Closed 28 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
    Closed 28 August 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
    Closed 3 August 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
    Closed 3 August 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
    Closed 31 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
    Closed 22 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
    Closed 15 July 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
    Closed 15 July 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
    Closed 29 June 2020
  • Payment Times Reporting Scheme

    The purpose of the Payment Times Reporting Scheme is to improve payment times for Australian small businesses. The scheme will: increase transparency of the payment performance of large businesses so small businesses can make more informed decisions about their potential... More
    Closed 26 June 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
    Closed 26 June 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
    Closed 22 June 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
    Closed 21 June 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
    Closed 12 June 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
    Closed 10 June 2020
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