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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Benefit to Australia Bill) 2020
The Parliament of Australia invites comment on the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (benefit to Australia) Bill 2020, which looks to ensure that all petroleum and gas operations operate to ‘ensure that the exploitation of these natural resources is for the benefit of the Australian community. Submissions close Tuesday 13 April 2021.

Second Review of the Premises Standards 2010
The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources invites comment on the review of the Premises Standard. This review is to make sure that the Premises Standard is up to date with helping those living with disability and ensuring building certifiers, developers and managers fulfil their responsibilities to people with disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. Submissions close Friday 16 April 2021.

Modernising Business Registers – Transitional Application Periods
The Treasury invites comment on the transitional application periods for implementation of the MBR Program. Directors will need to apply for a director identification number during these periods. Submissions close Friday 16 April 2021.

Assistance Animals – A Nationally Consistent Approach
The Department of Social Services invites complete a short survey regarding your views, ideas and experiences about assistance animals. Submissions close Friday 23 April 2021.

Interactive Gambling Amendment (Prohibition on Credit Card Use) Bill 2020
The Parliament of Australia invites comment on the inquiry of the Gambling Amendment (Prohibition on Credit Card use) Bill 2020. This Bill aims to prevent interactive gambling service providers from accepting payments by credit card (either directly or indirectly). Submissions close Thursday 27 April 2021.

Draft Five-Year Spectrum Outlook 2021 – 2026
The Australian Communications and Media Authority invites comment on the draft Five-Year Spectrum Outlook (FYSO) 2021 – 2026. The draft FYSO 2021 – 2026 provides a broad overview of trends that affect spectrum management and factors used to inform the ACMA’s planning and spectrum allocation priorities. Submissions close Wednesday 28 April 2021.

Vulnerable Supply Chains
The Productivity Commission invites comment on the Vulnerable Supply Chains – Interim Report and supply chain vulnerabilities from Australia’s role as an exporter. The Commission has developed a framework to identify supply chains that are vulnerable to disruption and has also identified strategies to manage supply chain risks and the circumstances under which the government might interfere. Submissions close Friday 30 April 2021.

Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy 2021-2025
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator invites comment on the draft Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy which looks to improve heavy vehicle safety outcomes and contribute to a reduction in the number of crashes, fatalities and serious injuries involving heavy vehicles. Submissions close Friday 30 April 2021.

Approval of New Active Constituent and Product Registration
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority invite comment on the application for approval to use the new active constituent bromoxynil butyrate and registration of the product Maya Herbicide, which is intended to be sprayed on bulb onions. Your comments should consider implications to health and safety, residues in food, efficacy and trade. Submissions close Tuesday 4 May 2021.

Dispatchable Energy Generation and Storage Capability in Australia
The Parliament of Australia invites comment on the inquiry into the future need and potential for dispatchable energy generation and storage capability in Australia. Submissions close Friday 7 May 2021.

Draft Australian National Subacute and Non-Acute Patient Classification
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority invites comment on the proposed fifth version of the Australian National Subacute and Non-Acute Patient Classification (AN-SNAP V5). This classification system is part of determining activity based funding. Submissions close Monday 10 May 2021.

Draft 2021 Aviation State Safety Programme and 2021 National Aviation Safety Plan
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications invites comment on the draft 2021 Aviation State Safety Programme (SSP) and 2021 National Aviation Safety Plan (NASP). The SSP aims to provide high-level policy directions and safety strategy, while the NASP focuses on identifying specific areas of safety focus. Submissions close Friday 14 May 2021.

Building a More Robust Medicine Supply
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) invites comment on reforms intended to help ensure the ongoing reliable supply of important medicines in Australia. Feedback is sought regarding four proposals as possible medicine shortage mitigation or management strategies. Submissions close Monday 17 May 2021.

Proposed Advisory Statements for Labels – Medicines Containing Antihistamines
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) invites comment on the proposed new advisory statements for labels of non-prescription medicines containing antihistamines for short term use in insomnia. Submissions close Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Proposed Advisory Statements for Labels – Medicines Containing Lidocaine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the proposed new advisory statements for labels of non-prescription medicines containing lidocaine for topical oral use. Submissions close Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Proposed Advisory Statements for Labels – Medicines Containing Methyl Salicylate
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the proposed new advisory statements for labels of over the counter and registered medicines containing methyl salicylate for dermal use. Submissions close Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Mobile Payment and Digital Wallet Financial Services
The Parliament of Australia invites comment on the inquiry into mobile payment and digital wallet financial services in Australia. Submissions close Friday 21 May 2021.

ADG Code Maintenance Project 2021
The National Transport Commission invites comment on the Australian Dangerous Goods Code Maintenance Project 2021. Feedback is sought regarding the proposed fixed cycle for future amendments, table 1.1.1.2 in Part 1 and the draft code. Submissions close Friday 21 May 2021.

Developing the Next National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children
The Department of Social Services invites comment and respond to the survey for Developing the Next National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children. Your feedback will help to shape the next National Plan. Submissions close Monday 31 May 2021.

Use of the 5030-5091 MHz Band for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Control and Non-Payload Communications
The Australian Communications and Media Authority invites comment on the issues set out in the Use of the 5030-5091 MHz Band for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Control and Non-Payload Communications Discussion Paper. The discussion paper considers radiofrequency spectrum arrangements in the 5030-5091 MHz band for terrestrial line-of-sight RPAS control and non-payload communications in controlled airspace. Submissions close Monday 31 May 2021.

New Arrangements for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems
The Australian Communications and Media Authority invites comment on the Use of the 5030-5091 MHz Band for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Control and Non-Payload Communications – Discussion Paper. This discussion paper considers radiofrequency spectrum arrangements in the 5030-5091 MHz band for terrestrial line-of-sight remotely piloted aircraft system control and non-payload communications in controlled airspace. Submissions close Monday 31 May 2021.

Software Based Medical Devices – Further Resources for Stakeholders
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA’s) invites comment on the consultation to further understand the new framework for regulating software as a medical device. TGA is seeking areas of the framework in which stakeholders need more information and how this should be presented. Submissions close Wednesday 24 November 2021.

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