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  • Australian Space Agency - draft cost recovery implementation statement

    Update: January 2020 The Australian Government has agreed to introduce partial cost recovery arrangements. This updates arrangements for fees set out in the Space Activities Act 1998, and the Space Activities Regulations 2001. We’ll conduct public consultation on the draft rules to... More
    Opened 30 November 2018
  • Human-Induced regeneration of a permanent even-aged native forest

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. About this method This method can be used by landholders who want to regenerate native vegetation on land where native forest is being suppressed and earn... More
    Opened 1 November 2018
  • Improving consultation and transparency of offshore oil and gas – draft regulations

    In November 2017, the government announced changes arising from a review of the consultation and transparency requirements for offshore petroleum (oil and gas) activities. These reforms will ensure the Australian public has a better understanding of the process used to decide where, when... More
    Opened 8 October 2018
  • Offshore oil and gas decommissioning framework - initial review

    Decommissioning Review Companies must decommission oil and gas wells, pipelines and other infrastructure no longer needed or in use. There is a robust regulatory framework in place and a number of smaller decommissioning activities have occurred. However, as the Australian offshore... More
    Opened 5 October 2018
  • Proposed amendments to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 relating to ERF native forest regeneration

    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 to: ensure the Clean Energy Regulator... More
    Opened 13 September 2018
  • Amendment of the Environmental and Natural Resource Management Guidelines for carbon sink forests under section 40J of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Taxpayers may be able to claim a deduction for costs associated with establishing forests for the purpose of sequestering carbon, if they meet certain conditions... More
    Opened 13 September 2018
  • Consultation on amendments to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Amendment Rule (No. 1) 2019 was registered and published on 6 March 2019. The... More
    Opened 7 September 2018
  • Review of the Implementation of the Australian Jobs Act 2013

    Section 127 of the Australian Jobs Act 2013 requires that a review of the operation of the Act be conducted within five years of its commencement on 27 December 2013. The Department has contracted Quantum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd to undertake the review. The consultant will produce a report... More
    Opened 3 September 2018
  • Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative-Aviation) 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 its review of the Aviation method . Information on reviews is available on the method reviews ... More
    Opened 20 August 2018
  • Australian Space Agency - State and Territory space industry consultative forums

    This round of consultations has now been completed. Since its operational launch on 1 July 2018, the Australian Space Agency (the Agency) has been working on its strategic development, investment and engagement plans, and finalising its Charter. This is being done within the context of the... More
    Opened 3 August 2018
  • 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
    Opened 1 August 2018
  • Remaking Offshore Environment Regulations: Consultation

    The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (the Environment Regulations) made under the Commonwealth Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) are scheduled to sunset on 1 April 2019. The Environment Regulations provide for the... More
    Opened 16 July 2018
  • How do you commercialise your business ideas?

    The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science seeks to better understand the needs of innovative Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in managing and exploiting their intellectual capital. By intellectual capital we mean things like ideas, know-how, branding, data, trade secrets and... More
    Opened 25 May 2018
  • Scope of Australia's Measurement Laws

    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. The Scope of... More
    Opened 21 May 2018
  • Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area Coexistence Framework

    On 11 May 2018 the Government announced the appointment of Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM to lead the 2018 Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) coexistence framework. The Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) military testing range covers 122,000 square kilometres in north-west South Australia.... More
    Opened 11 May 2018
  • Proposed Acreage Release Optimisation

    The Australian Government encourages ongoing investment in, and development of, Australia’s offshore petroleum (oil and gas) resources. The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (acreage release) is a key part of the strategy to promote offshore oil and gas exploration in... More
    Opened 10 May 2018
  • Resources 2030 Taskforce - Stakeholder submissions

    Industry and government submissions received by the Resources 2030 Taskforce Secretariat More
    Opened 1 April 2018
  • Consultation on the operation of the Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. In 2017, the Government reviewed Australia's climate policies — including the Emissions Reduction Fund and its Safeguard Mechanism — to ensure they remain... More
    Opened 30 March 2018
  • Remaking Offshore Minerals Regulations: Consultation

    The Offshore Minerals Regulations under the Commonwealth Offshore Minerals Act 1994 and associated Acts are scheduled to sunset on 1 October 2018 and 1 April 2019. The Australian government proposes to remake these without substantive changes. The offshore minerals industry in Australia... More
    Opened 27 March 2018
  • Consultation on the proposed revocation of the Sequestering Carbon in Soils in Grazing Systems

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The Department of the Environment and Energy is seeking views on a proposal to revoke the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Sequestering Carbon in... More
    Opened 26 March 2018
  • Maximising SME use of Australia’s Innovation Lab infrastructure

    On 8 May 2017, the Government announced the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The Fund aims to boost innovation, skills and employment in advanced manufacturing. It will support the transition of Australia’s manufacturing sector from traditional processes to high value products in areas... More
    Opened 19 February 2018
  • The Automotive Engineering Graduate Program

    On 8 May 2017, the Government announced the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The Fund aims to boost innovation, skills and employment in advanced manufacturing. It will support the transition of Australia’s manufacturing sector from traditional processes to high value products in areas... More
    Opened 19 February 2018
  • Measurement of soil carbon sequestration in agricultural systems

    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—Measurement of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Systems)... More
    Opened 25 January 2018
  • Better fuel for cleaner air: draft regulation impact statement

    The fuel quality function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. Update: Regulation impact statement The Australian Government has considered a range of options to improve fuel quality standards based on the... More
    Opened 1 January 2018
  • 2018 Offshore Acreage Release - Proposed areas for comment

    The Australian Government encourages ongoing investment in, and development of, Australia’s offshore petroleum (oil and gas) resources. The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (acreage release) is a key part of the strategy to promote offshore oil and gas exploration in... More
    Opened 18 December 2017
  • Consultation on Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2018-2019

    The Australian Government Charging Framework, which includes the Cost Recovery Guidelines, set out the overarching framework under which government entities design, implement and review cost recovered activities. Cost recovery involves government entities charging individuals or non‐government... More
    Opened 14 December 2017
  • Second Exposure Draft Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015

    The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 (the Act) enables the crediting of greenhouse gas abatement from emissions reduction activities across... More
    Opened 27 November 2017
  • Have Your Say on Australia's Measurement Future

    The Australian Government has announced a ‘once-in-a-generation’ comprehensive review of Australia’s measurement laws. We are relying on measurement more and more for our everyday activities. Rapid developments in science, technology, industrial production and innovation have, in turn,... More
    Opened 21 November 2017
  • Review of criteria for acceptance of test results for pattern approval (PA)

    As part of the Australian Government's Business Simplification initiative, the National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking input on a review of the acceptance criteria for test results for pattern approval (PA) purposes. PA confirms that a measuring instrument’s design meets relevant... More
    Opened 1 November 2017
  • Offshore Exploration Policy Reforms

    The Australian Government encourages ongoing investment in, and development of, Australia’s offshore petroleum (oil and gas) resources. The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release (acreage release) is a key part of the strategy to promote offshore oil and gas exploration in... More
    Opened 30 October 2017
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