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2020-21 Pre-Budget Submissions
The Treasury invites comment on the 2020-21 Budget. Submissions close Friday 20 December 2019.

 

Agriculture

Approval of Active Constituent and Registration of Product
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority invites comment on the application for approval for the new active constituent etofenprox and registration of the product Trebon Insecticide. The product is intended for the control of Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly in stone fruit (except cherries). Submissions close Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Trade Advice Notice on BOVATEC 20CC SODIUM PREMIX in Poultry
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority invites comment on the proposed use of BOVATEC 20CC SODIUM PREMIX in poultry and any potential trade implications. Submissions close Thursday 31 October 2019.

Aviation

Noise Regulation Review for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and Specialised Aircraft
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development invites comment on the noise regulation review for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) and specialised aircraft. The review will consider the community noise impacts and determine considerations for potential noise regulations. It will also look at overseas and industry innovations to reduce noise impacts through better aircraft design and operations. Submissions close Friday 22 November 2019.

Banking & Finance

Review of School Banking Programs
The Australian Securities an Investments Commission invites comment on the review of school banking programs. This review is to better understand how these programs are operating in primary schools and provide a national perspective of school banking program engagement and participation. Submissions close Thursday 31 October 2019.

Product Intervention: The Sale of Add-On Financial Products Through Caryard Intermediaries
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission invites comment on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)’s proposal for using their product intervention power in Pt 7.9SA of the Corporations Act in relation to the distribution of add-on insurance and warranties by caryard intermediaries. Submissions close Friday 15 November 2019.

Removal of the Exemption for Funeral Expenses Policies
The Treasury invites comment on the draft regulations to remove the exemption for funeral expenses policies from the definition of financial products for the purposes of the Corporations Act 2001. These proposed changes seek to enhance the accountability of funeral expenses policy providers by ensuring they act efficiently, honestly, and fairly and abide by the financial service licence requirements in the Corporations Act. Submissions close Friday 18 October 2019.

Employment

Industrial Relations
The Attorney-General’s Department invites comment on the discussions papers of attracting major infrastructure, resources and energy projects to increase employment – Project life Greenfields agreements and Improving protections of employees’ wages and entitlements: Strengthening penalties for non-compliance. Submissions close Friday 25 October 2019.

Energy

Retailer Reliability Obligation Opt-In Guideline
The Australian Energy Regulator invites comment on the development of the opt-in guideline for the Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO). This guideline details the opt-in process, including information to be contained within the opt-in register, the processes for registering, deregistering or amending registration, and the criteria for assessing opt-in eligibility. Submissions close Friday 1 November 2019.

Environment

Review of Five Commercial and Residential Sector Energy Efficiency Methods Under the Climate Solutions Fund
The Department of the Environment and Energy invites comment on the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committees (the Committee) review of five commercial and residential sector energy efficiency methods: Commercial and Public Lighting, Commercial Buildings, High Efficiency Commercial Appliances, Refrigeration and Ventilation Fans and Aggregated Small Energy Users. The review will investigate whether the methods continue to comply with the six offsets integrity standards and whether crediting periods of projects registered under the methods should be extended. Submissions close Thursday 31 October 2019.

Food

Permit for a Processing Aid
Food Standards Australia New Zealand invites comment on the application to permit the use of the enzyme Xylanase, which is derived from a genetical modified source, to be used as a food processing aid. Submissions close Tuesday 5 November 2019.

Health

How Accreditation Practices Impact Building a Specialist Medical Workforce
The Department of Health invites comment on the examination of how the current specialist medical college accreditation systems and practices impact rural and regional training opportunities for non-GP specialist medical trainees. This includes looking at the links between accreditation and the rural specialist medial workforce in relation to distribution and alignment with community needs for services. Submissions close Friday 18 October 2019.

Self-Testing In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVDs) Regulation Review
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on whether the Therapeutic Goods (Excluding Purposes) Specification 2010 continues to serve a useful and necessary purpose in prohibiting supply of certain self-testing In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVD)s for serious diseases. The review paper outlines the background to the Excluded Purposes Specification and which self-testing IVDs are currently prohibited from supply. Submissions close Friday 22 November 2019.

Clarifying Eligibility for Origin Claims in the Complementary Medicines Sector
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science invites comment on amendments made to the Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) laws that changed the eligibility to make ‘Made in Australia’ claims and have access to the Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo. The complementary medicines sector has advised the government that many of their products are no longer eligible to use the AMAG, which will potentially impact the growth of the sector. This Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) discusses various options that would allow the sector the regain access to the AMAG logo. Submissions close Wednesday 30 October 2019.

Stem Cell Therapies Mission Roadmap
The Department of Health invites comment on the Stem Cell Therapies Mission Roadmap. The roadmap will assist in the implementation of the mission for make game-changing discoveries, develop a biotech industry and enable the implementation of changes in healthcare, including setting key priorities for funding. Submissions close Thursday 31 October 2019.

Pregnancy Warning Labels on Alcoholic Beverages
Food Standards Australia New Zealand invites comment on the proposed mandatory pregnancy warning labelling on packaged alcoholic beverages. This aims to raise awareness for women on the negative effects that alcohol can have on an infant, and help establish a cultural norm that alcohol should not be consumed during pregnancy. Submissions close Sunday 27 October 2019.

Marriage

Marriage Celebrants Program Review
The Attorney-General’s Department invites comment on the Marriage Celebrants Program Review survey, which looks for feedback on the registration process for aspiring marriage celebrants and ongoing professional development. Submissions close Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Superannuation

Remake of Sunsetting Unclaimed Money and Lost Members Regulations
The Treasury invites comment on the draft Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Regulations 2019, which include two substantive changes. These include prescribing conditions of release whereby an account will no longer be considered an inactive low balance account if met by a member, and that interest will apply to the payment of unclaimed amounts in relation to inactive low balance accounts. Submissions close Friday 25 October 2019.

PCG 2019/D6
The Australian Taxation Office invites comments on the Practical Compliance Guideline: Compliance approach for complying superannuation funds in respect of applying the non-arm’s length income provisions to ‘non-arm’s length expenditure’. Submissions close Friday 15 November 2019.

Taxation

TD 2019/D9
The Australian Taxation Office invites comments on the Draft Taxation determination: Income tax: commercial debt forgiveness – does the exclusion for debts forgiven for reasons of natural love and affection require that the creditor be a natural person? Submissions close Friday 1 November 2019.

 

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