Aged Care

Managing Prudential Risk in Residential Aged Care
The Department of Health invites comment on options for improving the financial management of aged care providers in order to limit risk of provider failures. Submissions close Friday 15 March 2019.

Agriculture

Guideline for Storage Stability Data
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority invites comment on the proposed amendments to the guideline on generating storage stability data for agricultural chemical products. Submissions close Friday 22 March 2019.

Proposed Use of Herbicides
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority invites comment on the trade implications of the proposed use of two herbicides on faba beans. Submissions close Tuesday 19 March 2019.

Aviation

Amendments to Hot Air Balloon Legislation
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority invites comment on proposed amendments to legislation relating to hot air balloons. Submissions close Friday 15 March 2019.

Digital

Online Safety Charter
The Department of Communication and the Arts invites comment on the draft Online Safety Charter, which sets out expectations for technology firms to help keep children safe online. Submissions close Friday 5 April 2019.

Education

Independent Review of Nursing Education – Terms of Reference
The Department of Health invites comment on the Terms of Reference that will guide the independent review into nursing education. The review aims to consider how education can best prepare nurses for the workforce. Submissions close Friday 21 June 2019.

Energy

Industry Code – Electricity Retail
The Department of Environment and Energy invites comment on the industry code that aims to bring down electricity prices. Submissions close Submissions close Tuesday 12 March 2019.

National Hydrogen Strategy
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science invites comment on the discussion paper on a national strategy for Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry. Submissions close Thursday 28 March 2019.

Finance

Responsible Lending Conduct
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission invites comment on the updates to the credit licensing guidance on responsible lending conduct. Submissions close Monday 20 May 2019.

Insurance Claims Handling
The Treasury invites comment on the recommendation to include the handling and settlement of insurance claims to the definition of ‘financial service’, and the obligations that this carries. Submissions close Friday 29 March 2019.

Food

New Imported Food Control Order
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources invites comment on the proposal to remake the current Imported Food Control Order without amendments before it is automatically repealed on 1 October 2019. The Order regulates food imported into Australia for commercial purposes. Submissions close Sunday 17 March 2019.

Food Export Review
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources invites comment on the interaction between Australia’s food regulation system and Australian food exports. Submissions close Tuesday 12 March 2019.

Approval of a Processing Aid
Food Standards Australia new Zealand invites comment the approval of a processing aid that would be used in the production of potable alcohol products and protein processing. Submissions close Wednesday 10 April 2019.

Health

Regulation of Medical Software
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on how software, including software as a medical device, is regulated in Australia. Submissions close Sunday 31 March 2019.

Regulation of Personalised Medical Devices
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on how personalised medical devices, including 3D-printed devices, are regulated in Australia. Submissions close Sunday 31 March 2019.

Reclassification of Spinal Implantable Medical Devices
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the proposed reclassification of spinal implantable medical devices. Submissions close Sunday 31 March 2019.

Reforms to the Generic Medicine Market Authorisation Process
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the proposed improvements to the generic medicine authorisation process to reduce regulatory barriers and make the application process easier. Submissions close Thursday 21 March 2019.

Regulation on Complementary and Unconventional Medicine and Emerging Treatments
The Medical Board of Australia invites comment on the options for clearer regulation of medical practitioners who provide complementary and unconventional medicine and emerging treatments. Submissions close 12 April 2019.

National Clinical Trials Governance Framework
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care invites comment on draft National Clinical Trials Governance Framework, which aims to improve governance arrangements for clinical trials in Australia. Submissions close Friday 22 March 2019.

Superannuation

Superannuation Tax Reform
The Treasury invites comment on the amendments to superannuation tax legislation that aims to correct the minor unintended outcomes of previous superannuation reform. Submissions close Wednesday 27 March 2019.

Workplace Safety

Workplace Exposure Standards Review
Work Safe Australia invites comment on the draft evaluation reports and recommendations for the workplace exposure standards to ensure that they are based on the highest quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach. Submissions close Tuesday 30 April 2019.