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Your details

Name and contact details

Name
Sundeep Hayer

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Myself
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Consumer association
Government department/agency
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Industry information - Business

Your industry

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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
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Type of business

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

Number of Employees

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

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

Number trade instruments
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11-50
51-100
100+

Submission process

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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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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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Are there any other policy objectives for legal metrology that would assist in delivering successful outcomes for Australian businesses and consumer?

Any other policy ogjectives
The system would be best served with as little regulation as possible with consumers being able to take recourse through legal action in the areas of tort and contract law.

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
Costs have generally risen as regulation has increased. This has been passed on to consumers.

What should be the legislative status of such guidance material?

Source of guidance material
Guidance material should not be legally binding.

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
Weighbridges should ideally be regulated by state governments as they once were and not by the NMI.

What are the appropriate circumstances for NMI to consider referral for prosecution as a regulatory response?

Appropriate circumstances for prosecution
If a fraud has been committed.