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Your details

Name and contact details

Name
Paul Bolingbroke

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Submission for
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Myself
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Consumer association
Government department/agency
Industry association

Industry information - Business

Your industry

ANZSIC: div_name
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Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Mining
Manufacturing
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
Construction
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Accommodation and Food Services
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
Information Media and Telecommunications
Financial and Insurance Services
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Administrative and Support Services
Public Administration and Safety
Education and Training
Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts and Recreation Services
Ticked Other Services

Type of business

Type of business
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Servicing licensee (verifier)
Legal metrology authority
Ticked Measuring instrument supplier/distributor
Measuring instrument user
Other

Number of Employees

Number of Employees
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0-4
5-19
20-199
Ticked 200+

How many measuring instruments does your business interact with per year? (e.g. used/sold/verified)

Number trade instruments
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1-10
11-50
51-100
Ticked 100+

Submission process

How would you like to submit your response

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Emailing a confidential response

Policy objectives for legal metrology in Australia

Are the following policy objectives appropriate for legal metrology in Australia?

Supporting confidence in the measurement system
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Ticked Yes No Unsure
Facilitating a level playing field for business
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Consumer (or the broader term customer) protection
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Supporting industry development and technology innovation
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What is the relative importance of the following policy objectives for legal metrology in Australia?

Supporting confidence in the measurement system
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Facilitating a level playing field for business
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Consumer (or the broader term customer) protection
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Supporting industry development and technology innovation
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International cooperation and harmonisation

What should be the criteria for Australia's participation in the development of international documentary standards relevant to legal metrology?

Your response on criteria for Australia's participation in international standards
Best practice

Principles-based approach to regulation

What concerns, if any, could there be for a business when managing compliance in a principles-based regulatory environment?

Business concerns managing compliance in principles-based envirnment
Business owners seems to have limited or no knowledge regarding W&M compliance

What level of guidance material, if any, should be available to ensure stakeholders have sufficient understanding of the policy objectives and outcomes being sought?

Level of guidance material
High level

What should be the legislative status of such guidance material?

Source of guidance material
binding

Regulatory approaches for legal metrology - Fit for purpose

How important is it that NMI considers the broader context of 'fit-for-purpose' when developing requirements/policies in relation to measurement?

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Unsure

How should NMI focus its regulatory activity in relation to conformity to type assessment?

Focus of regulatory activity in relation to conformity
Hiringmore assessors and inspectors

Regulatory approaches for legal metrology - Compliance and enforcement

How should NMI focus its compliance activities to ensure businesses are meeting their obligations under trade measurement law?

Comments-NMI focus of compliance activities
yearly audits

What relative weight should NMI give to: identifying that certain thresholds have been breached; and individual risk assessments, before financial penalties are imposed?

Comments-relative weight
light

Further information

Further comments

Further comments
NMI is a relatively new department, therefore rather than re-invent the wheel, simply take the best practices from countries that are doing thing right and incorporate them into Aus rules & regulations.