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  • Vision for a Science Nation

    The Australian Government is developing a comprehensive science policy that will be underpinned by a strategy for a science nation in which scientific thinking and applied science can be found in all sectors of our economy. A paper from the Chief Scientist, released in September 2014, set out... More
    Closed 31 July 2015
  • Oil and gas fugitives

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination Method Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Oil and Gas Fugitives) Methodology Determination... More
    Closed 4 August 2015
  • Approval Standards for Electricity Meters Used for Trade

    The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on pattern approval standards for electricity meters used for trade. The National Measurement Institute sought feedback on pattern approval standards for electricity meters used for trade. The consultation paper is available to download:... More
    Closed 7 August 2015
  • Consultation on New Pattern Approval Requirements for Non-automatic Weighing Instruments

    The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. The consultation paper is... More
    Closed 11 September 2015
  • Response to Consultation Paper New Pattern Approval Requirements for Non-automatic Weighing Instruments

    NMI's Consultation Paper sought feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. NMI's Consultation Paper [270KB PDF] sought feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. Response to the Consultation Paper -... More
    Closed 11 September 2015
  • Exposure draft instruments for the Safeguard Mechanism

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. On 2 September 2015 the department released exposure draft legislative instruments and associated explanatory statements and invited comment from interested... More
    Closed 30 September 2015
  • Feedback on the business.gov.au website

    The Department of Industry and Science, on behalf of the Australian Government, is seeking feedback from users of business.gov.au to inform the ongoing development of the site. More
    Closed 16 October 2015
  • Refrigeration and ventilation fans

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Refrigeration and Ventilation Fans) Methodology Determination 2015 was... More
    Closed 27 October 2015
  • High efficiency commercial appliances

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination Method Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative - High Efficiency Commercial Appliances)... More
    Closed 19 November 2015
  • Review of the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009, Part 4: Packaging

    The Australian Government is focused on improving productivity and encouraging innovation in the Australian economy. It has undertaken a deregulation agenda focused on eliminating inefficient and unnecessary regulations on businesses, individuals and the community. The National Trade... More
    Closed 18 December 2015
  • Measurement Mark

    The Australian Government is now reviewing the rules around measurement markings on packaging. Part 4 of the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009 governs measurement markings that show customers the exact weight or volume of the product they are buying. For example, the “330ml” mark... More
    Closed 18 December 2015
  • Country of Origin Labelling

    Consumers have called for greater clarity around the origin of the food they buy so they can make more informed purchasing decisions. The Australian Government and state and territory governments are addressing this long standing issue. You can have your say on the potential impacts of... More
    Closed 29 January 2016
  • Source Separated Organic Waste

    The Carbon Credits (Carbon Faming Initiative - Source Separated Organic Waste) Methodology Determination 2016 was made on 4 February 2016. Read the Method Read the Explanatory Statement About this method This Determination targets abatement from the millions of... More
    Closed 4 February 2016
  • Energy websites survey

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Sciences websites related to energy. Your responses will help us improve how we help Australians understand and use energy. We are particularly interested in your experience of the following... More
    Closed 6 February 2016
  • 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: Proposed areas

    The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (the acreage release) is a key part of the Australian Government's strategy to encourage petroleum exploration in Australia’s offshore waters. The acreage release is underpinned by Australia's stable economic environment and... More
    Closed 29 February 2016
  • National Radioactive Waste Management Project - Part 2

    The Australian Government is committed to ensuring Australia has an appropriate facility for the management of radioactive waste created within Australia. Australia's radioactive waste results from the use of radioactive materials in medicine, research and industry. Relatively small amounts of... More
    Closed 11 March 2016
  • CBD public consultation

    The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program requires energy efficiency information to be provided in most cases when commercial office space of 2,000 square metres or more is offered for sale or lease. The aim of the program is to improve the energy efficiency of Australia's large office... More
    Closed 15 March 2016
  • Facilities

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Finalised method determination Method Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Methodology (Facilities) Determination 2015 (the... More
    Closed 17 March 2016
  • Regulation Impact Statement: Air conditioners and chillers

    A consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) has been prepared to examine options to improve the energy efficiency of air conditioners and chillers. Policy changes considered by the RIS include the costs and benefits of introducing a ‘zoned’ energy rating label that provides location... More
    Closed 18 March 2016
  • R&D Tax Incentive - Review issues paper

    The R&D tax incentive encourages industry investment in R&D. The review aims to identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and integrity of the R&D Tax Incentive, including by sharpening its focus on encouraging additional R&D expenditure. As part of this review, we are seeking... More
    Closed 31 March 2016
  • Community Buildings

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The determination would apply to projects that reduce energy consumption in community buildings, including public buildings, private galleries and museums,... More
    Closed 5 April 2016
  • 2015 Review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000: Draft report

    The fuel quality function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Update April 2016: Final report We published the final report from the second independent review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 . ... More
    Closed 18 April 2016
  • Draft Emissions Intensity Benchmark Guidelines

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. On 6 April 2016 the Government released draft guidelines on the process for setting emissions intensity benchmarks for facilities that are either new or... More
    Closed 29 April 2016
  • Review of the Space Activities Act 1998

    What is the Space Activities Act 1998? The Space Activities Act 1998 (Act), Space Activities Regulations 2001 (Regulations), and the Space Activities (Scientific or Educational Organisations) Guidelines 2015 create a regulatory framework for civilian space activities in Australia, as... More
    Closed 30 April 2016
  • Certain Inputs to Manufacture Evaluation

    The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, as part of its commitment to the continuous improvement of Australian industry policies and programmes, is conducting an evaluation of the following tariff concession items that relate to inputs to manufacturing: 46 (raw materials)... More
    Closed 30 April 2016
  • Reviews of the Woomera Prohibited Area Rule

    The Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) military land testing range covers 122,000 square kilometres in north-west South Australia. In 2010–11, an Australian Government review of the WPA (the Hawke Review) recommended that while the Department of Defence should remain the primary user of the area,... More
    Closed 9 September 2016
  • Legal Metrology Policy Review

    The Australian Government is seeking your input on policy objectives for legal metrology in Australia. We would like your views on the proposed objectives and their relative importance to inform the future direction for legal metrology in Australia. The discussion paper contains questions to... More
    Closed 26 September 2016
  • Automatic gravimetric filling instruments: comment sought on OIML R 61

    Have your say on the revision of OIML's document on automatic gravimetric filling instruments NMI is seeking comment on the revision of the international recommendation OIML R 61 Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments. Part 1: Metrological and technical requirements [696KB PDF] ... More
    Closed 13 October 2016
  • Guideline: Short term petroleum titles (SPA/AA)

    The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA), together with the Offshore Resources Branch, in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, are proposing to update the ‘Special Prospecting Authorities (SPA), Access Authorities (AA) & Scientific Investigation Consents... More
    Closed 25 October 2016
  • Release of the R&D Tax Incentive Review report

    The National Innovation and Science Agenda (the NISA) was launched on 7 December 2015. In launching the NISA, the Australian Government committed to undertaking a review of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive programme. The Review Panel was chaired by Mr Bill Ferris AC (Innovation... More
    Closed 28 October 2016
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