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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Animal Effluent Management

    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 (ERAC) have released the draft Animal Effluent Management method for public consultation from 15 March 2019 to 12... More
    Closed 12 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Proposed 2019 amendments to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 relating to ERF native forest regeneration projects

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The Australian Government is considering amendments to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 (the Rule) to: extend coverage of Rule... More
    Closed 14 March 2019
  • Coal mine waste gas

    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—Coal Mine Waste Gas) Methodology Determination 2015 was made on 13 February... More
    Closed 12 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
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