Stage 2 Renewable Energy Zones
The COAG Energy Council invites comment on a consultation paper on Renewable Energy Zones (REZs). The Stage 2 consultation paper sets out options for how REZs could be implemented in the near term. It addresses the questions of how to establish a REZ, and how to maintain a REZ once it is established. Submissions close Friday 12 February 2021.
Draft Demand management Innovation Allowance mechanism for Electricity Transmission Networks
The Australian Energy Regulator invites comment on the draft transmission Demand Management Innovation Allowance Mechanism (DMIAM). This mechanism provides an allowance to transmission network service providers to undertake innovative projects related to demand management. It focuses on encouraging electricity transmission networks to share project learnings across the industry and with consumers. Submissions close Friday 12 February 2021.
Licensing Debt Management Firms
The Treasury invites comment on the proposed requirement for debt management firms to hold an Australian Credit License in order to represent consumers on matters related to credit activities. Submissions close Friday 12 February 2021.
Deferred Sales Model Exemptions by Class
The Treasury invites the submission of evidence for any classes of add-on insurance products where it would not be appropriate that they are part of the deferred sales model. This new model aims to enable consumers to make informed decisions on add-on insurance product purchases. Submissions close Monday 15 February 2021.
Proposal to Defer Final RRO Guidelines
The Australian Energy Regulator invites comment on the proposed deferral of consultation on final Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO) Guidelines. Deferral would allow further consideration of the appropriate nature and scope of consultation on Guidelines in the context of the future directions for the RRO. Submissions close Tuesday 16 February 2021.
Response to Implementation of the Spectrum Pricing Review
The Australian Communications and Media Authority invites comment on the ACMA’s response to the submissions on the proposed spectrum pricing guidelines and the proposed work program of changes to apparatus licence taxes. Submissions close Thursday 18 February 2021.
Streamlining Information Processes
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the proposed removal of redundant processes for entering certain formulation information into a therapeutic goods application. The aim is to reduce unnecessary work for active ingredient suppliers and to remove redundant processes that are resource intensive for the industry. Submissions close Wednesday 24 February 2021.
Gas Fire Recovery Plan
The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources invites comment on the proposed plans to establish a gas trading system through the Australian Gas Hub. The aim is to deliver effective pricing, improve consumers ability to purchase gas and improve investment across the gas market. Submissions close Friday 26 February 2021.
Proposal to Vary the Remote Central and Eastern Australia LAP
The Australian Communications and Media Authority invites comment on the proposal to make changes to commercial radio broadcasting services in Lameroo, Nyngan, Wauchope, Beechwood and Miles areas, along with more public views on a request for more commercial radio services in Logan. This will affect any business that is using, or will use, commercial radio services within these areas. Submissions close Friday 26 February 2021.
Modernising Business Communications
The Treasury invites comment on the modernisation of business communications which looks to ensure that Australian businesses and consumers benefit from new technology uses. Submissions close Sunday 28 February 2021.
Regulator Performance Framework: APVMA client survey
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) invites their clients and stakeholders to provide feedback regarding the extent to which they are meeting the 6 performance indicators within the Australian Government Regulator Performance Framework (RPF). Submissions close Sunday 28 February 2021.
Trade Advice Notice APIVAR 500 mg Beehive Strips
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines authority invites comment on the proposed use of amitraz in the product APIVAR 500 mg Bee Hive Strips for honey bees for use in honey bee hives. Submissions close Sunday 28 February 2021.
Agriculture Land Use Planning Strategy
The NSW Agricultural Commissioner has completed the August 2020 review of The Right to Farm policy and the report has now been released. The Commissioner has now commenced consultation on the Agriculture Land Use Planning Strategy. Submissions close Sunday 28 February.
Draft Standards, Rules and Benchmarks for Statutory Infrastructure Providers (SIPs)
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications invites comment on the draft standards, rules and benchmarks for statutory infrastructure providers (SIPs) concerning timeframes for connections, repairs and appointment keeping, rebates, peak speeds, remediation, and record keeping. Submissions close Monday 1 March 2021.
Genetically Modified Herbicide-Tolerant from the Canola Line
Food Standards Australia New Zealand invites comment on an application to permit the sale and use of food derived from a new food produced using the genetically modified (GM) Canola line. The Canola line has been GM for tolerance to the herbicide dicamba. Submissions close Monday 1 March 2021.
Amendments to Poisons Standard
The Department of Health invites comment on the proposed amendments to the current Poisons Standard following advice from previous consultation, in relation to multiple substances. Submissions close Thursday 4 March 2021. https://consultations.health.gov.au/tga/november_2020_interim/
Prudential Standard SPS 250 Insurance in Superannuation.
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority invites comment on a revised draft Prudential Standard SPS 250 Insurance in Superannuation and a draft Prudential Practice Guide SPG 250 Insurance in Superannuation. Proposed changes to the standard address recommendations from the Royal Commission. Submissions close Friday 5 March 2021.
Heavy Vehicle Charges 2021-2022
The National Transport Commission invites comment on the proposal to increase heavy vehicle registration and road user charges by 2.5 per cent in 2021-2022. Submissions close Friday 12 March 2021.
National Gene Technology Scheme Regulation Impact Statement
The Department of Health invites comment on the third review of the National Gene Technology Scheme. The review aims to modernise the scheme and helps ensure the efficiency and timeliness of responses to new technology. Submissions close Wednesday 17 March 2021.
Revisions for Authorised Deposit-Taking Institutions
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority invites comment on the proposed improvements to the transparency, comparability and flexibility of the authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADI) capital framework. Submissions close Thursday 1 April 2021.
Roadmap and Implementation Plan for the Cardiovascular Health Mission Fund
The Department of Health invites comment on the Medical Research Future Fund’s Cardiovascular Health Mission roadmap and implementation plan, which provides $220 million for research to make transformative improvements in cardiovascular health and stroke for Australians. Submissions close Friday 23 April 2021.
Roadmap and Implementation Plan for the Traumatic Brain Injury Mission Fund
The Department of Health invites comment on the Medical Research Future Fund’s Traumatic Brain Injury Mission roadmap and implementation plan, which provides $50 million for research to improve patient recovery after Brain injury. Submissions close Friday 23 April 2021.
Roadmap and Implementation Plan for the Genomics Health Futures Mission Funding
The Department of Health invites comment on the Medical Research Future Fund’s Genomics Health Futures Mission roadmap, implementation plan and summary, which provides $500 million for research to deliver better testing, diagnosis and treatment. Submissions close Friday 23 April 2021.
Medical Research Future Fund’s Stem Cell Therapies
The Department of Health invites comment on the Medical Research Future Fund’s Stem Cell Therapies Mission roadmap and implementation plan, which provides $150 million for research to develop innovative, safe and effective treatments accessible to all Australians. Submissions close Friday 23 April 2021.
Roadmap and Implementation Plan – Future Funds for Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission
The Department of Health invites comment on the Medical Research Future Fund’s Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission roadmap and implementation plan, which provides $185 million for research to support older people to maintain their health and quality of life as they age. Submissions close Friday 23 April 2021.