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  • Payment Times Reporting Framework: discussion paper stage 1

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business on 1 February 2020. Update May 2020: Rules exposure draft We sought views on the draft subordinate legislation, known as Minister's Rules, to be made... More
    Closed 28 December 2019
  • Measurement Assurance

    The Australian Government is reviewing Australia's measurement laws. The Measurement Law Review aims to identify any aspects of Australia's measurement framework that can be modernised, streamlined or simplified to better meet the needs of a modern economy. Measurement Assurance... More
    Closed 23 December 2019
  • Review of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

    We are undertaking a scheduled legislative review of the NAIF (Section 43, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016) The NAIF was established in July 2016, under the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016. It grants $5 billion of financial assistance to the states... More
    Closed 13 December 2019
  • National Radioactive Waste Management Facility: public submissions

    The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility will only be located at a site that has been volunteered by a landowner, on land that is technically suitable, and with a surrounding community that broadly supports hosting it. Public submissions are one of the factors the Minister may take... More
    Closed 12 December 2019
  • Franchising Code of Conduct: Consultation Paper

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, The inter-agency Franchising Taskforce is examining the feasibility and implementation of recommendations in the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services'... More
    Closed 6 December 2019
  • FullCAM update: for Emissions Reduction Fund vegetation projects

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Update July 2020 You can provide further comments on the draft method specific FullCAM guidelines . Update May 2020 Impact on existing... More
    Closed 4 December 2019
  • Payment Times Reporting Framework: discussion paper stage 2

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business on 1 February 2020. Update May 2020: Rules exposure draft We sought views on the draft subordinate legislation, known as Minister's Rules, to be made... More
    Closed 2 December 2019
  • GIL Grantees consultation

    The department would like to seek your feedback on the GIL program, discuss issues you have encountered so far and share key achievements and factors that are leading to successful project outcomes. The results of the survey will inform the Agenda of the GIL Grantees' Forum in November 2019.... More
    Closed 24 November 2019
  • Continuous totalising automatic weighing instruments of the arched chute type: Comment on OIML R XXX

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working with the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) to develop the international standard for continuous totalising automatic weighing instruments (CTAWIs) of the arched chute type . The OIML R XXX standard is the international... More
    Closed 8 November 2019
  • Proposal to adopt OIML R 50 as Australia’s pattern approval standard for belt weighers

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking submissions from stakeholders in response to the proposal to adopt the latest version of OIML R 50:2014, 'Continuous totalising automatic weighing instruments (belt weighers)' as Australia’s pattern approval standard for belt weighers. ... More
    Closed 8 November 2019
  • Clarifying eligibility for origin claims in the Complementary Medicines Sector

    In February 2017 amendments were made to the Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) laws that changed the basis for being eligible to make 'made in Australia' claims, and subsequently access the Australian Made, Australian grown (AMAG) logo. The CoOL law amendments focused on the food industry... More
    Closed 30 October 2019
  • Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative — Avoided Deforestation 1.1) 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 reviewing the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Avoided Deforestation 1.1) Methodology Determination... More
    Closed 9 October 2019
  • Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative — Avoided Clearing of Native Regrowth) 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 reviewing the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Avoided Clearing of Native Regrowth) Methodology... More
    Closed 9 October 2019
  • 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
  • Safeguard Mechanism Rule amendment to extend the 2018-19 baseline application deadline and facilitate access to default values

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The Safeguard Mechanism provides a framework for Australia's largest emitters to monitor, manage and report their emissions. Net emissions must be kept below... More
    Closed 28 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
  • Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Methodology (Facilities) 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 (the Committee) undertook a review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Methodology (Facilities)... More
    Closed 12 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
  • Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon farming initiative - land and sea transport) 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 has completed a periodic review of the Land and Sea Transport Method. This review investigated whether the method... More
    Closed 1 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. In early 2019, we sought... 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
  • Landfill gas methodology determination variation

    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 (the Committee) has completed a periodic review of the Landfill Gas method. The periodic review examined whether... More
    Closed 26 April 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
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