Business

How Do You Commercialise Your Business Ideas?
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science invites small to medium enterprises to submit information about how you manage and leverage your intellectual capital to meet your business objectives and what you need in order to meet these objectives. This consultation aims to explore your understanding and experience of intellectual capital, and how it is generated, recorded, managed and exploited to maximise benefits to the business. Submissions close Friday 3 August 2018.

Environment

Helping Farmers Meet Legislative Requirements
The Department of the Environment and Energy invites comment on the review into how to reduce red-tape and find practical ways to help farmers meet the requirements of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Submissions close Friday 15 June 2018.

Review of Landfill Gas Method
The Department of the Environment and Energy invites comment on the full review of carbon credit allocation through the use of the landfill gas method. This method provides credits for the destruction of methane generated by decomposing waste at landfill. Submissions close Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Food

Food Standards Code Revision
Food Standards Australia New Zealand invites comment on the proposal to make a number of minor changes to the food standards code, including spelling and formatting errors and updates to references. Submissions close Tuesday 12 June 2018.

Government Processes

Increasing the Integrity of Government Procurement
The Treasury invites comment on the proposed system that aims to ensure that Australian Government procurement contracts over $4 million require applicants to state their compliance with their tax obligations. Submissions close Friday 15 June 2018.

Industry Contribution 2018-19
AUSTRAC invites comment on the proposed arrangements for industry to contribute to the operation of the agency though a levy. Submissions close Friday 22 June 2018.

Health

National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services
The Department of Health invites comment on the initial design of a National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services. Submissions close Saturday 30 June 2018.

Consumer Involvement in Developing Guidelines
The National Health and Medical Research Council invites comment on the draft consumer involvement module within the standards for developing guidelines. The aim of this module is to ensure meaningful and authentic engagement with consumers when developing new clinical guidelines. Submissions close Friday 15 June 2018.

Claims of Efficiency on Medicine Labelling
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the best way to allow claims of efficiency to be placed on medicine labelling. A claim of efficiency allows a claim that the medicine has been assessed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for efficiency. Submissions close Thursday 21 June 2018.

Advisory Statements for Medicines – Sedating Antihistamines
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the proposed additions to the advisory statements on the use of sedating antihistamines in children. Submissions close Thursday 21 June 2018.

Advisory Statements for Medicines – Miconazole and Fluconazole
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the proposed wording for labels of non-prescription medicines containing miconazole and fluconazole. Submissions close Thursday 21 June 2018.

Superannuation

Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness
The Productivity Commission invites comment on a draft report that assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of Australia’s superannuation system. Submissions close Friday 13 July 2018.

Taxation

Use of Garnishee Notices
The Inspector-General of Taxation invites comment on the review into the Australian Taxation Office’s use of garnishee notices. A garnishee notice can be sent to a third party (for example, banks and employers) to obtain money to satisfy a taxpayer’s debt. Submissions close Friday 22 June 2018.

Introducing an Economy Wide Cash Payment Limit
The Treasury invites comment on the proposed cash payment limit of $10,000 for payments to businesses for goods and services. Under this proposal, transactions larger than this would need to be made by an electronic payment system or by cheque. Submissions close Sunday 24 June 2018.

Transport

Heavy Vehicle National Law – Effluent and Load Restraint
The National Transport Commission invites feedback on the possible amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law. This discussion paper is about effluent and load restraint. Submissions close Friday 6 July 2018.

Heavy Vehicle National Law – Fatigue Issues
The National Transport Commission invites comment on possible amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law and the Heavy Vehicle (Fatigue Management) National Regulation that will clarify two specific issues on how drivers of heavy vehicles are required to manage fatigue risk. Submissions close Friday 6 July 2018.

Safety Assurance for Automated Driving Systems
The National Transport Commission invites comment on three key risks that need to be addressed to ensure the safe use of automated vehicles in Australia. Submissions close Monday 9 July 2018.