Agriculture

Proposed Use of Fungicide on Green Beans
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority invites comment on the proposed use of a fungicide on green beans and any trade implications this will have. Submissions close Friday 8 February 2019.

Proposed Use of Fungicide
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority invites comment on the proposed use of a fungicide on various viticultural and horticultural crops and any trade implications this will have. Submissions close Tuesday 12 February 2019.

Aviation

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Registration and Operator Accreditation
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority invites comment on the requirements for the proposed remotely piloted (RPA) registration and RPA operator accreditation. Submissions close Friday 22 February 2019.

Consumer Safety

Defining Durability and Unsafe
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission invites comment on the draft guidance document that aims to clarify what is meant by ‘durability’ and ‘unsafe’ when those words are applied to goods and services. Submissions close Friday 15 February 2018.

Health

Unique Device Identification System for Medical Devices
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the proposal to introduce a Unique Device Identification (UDI) system for medical devices in Australia. This would improve the traceability of medical devices in the supply chain. Submissions close Monday 18 February 2019.

Reclassification of Active Medical Devices
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on the potential reclassification of some active medical devices that are used for diagnosis and patient therapy. Submissions close Monday 18 February 2019.

Definition and Scope of Medical Device Regulatory Framework
The Therapeutic Goods Administration invites comment on potential changes to existing definitions and the expanded scope of products in the medical device regulatory framework in Australia. Submissions close Monday 18 February 2019.

Review of Tobacco Control Legislation
The Department of Health invites comment on the effectiveness and efficiency of current tobacco control legislation. Your response will help in identifying areas of regulatory change. Submissions close Monday 18 March 2019.

Mental Health
The Productivity Commission invites comment on the issues paper on the social and economic benefits of improving mental health. Submissions close Friday 5 April 2019.

Insurance

Improving Consumer Understanding of the General Insurance Sector
The Treasury invites comment on proposals to improve consumers’ understanding and access to information in the general insurance sector. Submissions close Thursday 28 February 2019.

Intellectual Property

Public consultation on exposure draft trade marks regulations
IP Australia invites comment on the draft regulations for amendments to the Trade Marks Regulations 1995, including providing for the dividing of international registrations designating Australia (“IRDAs”) into divisional IRDAs, and updating and making clearer several references to international arrangements concerning protection of trade marks. Submissions close Friday 1 March 2019.

Superannuation

Retirement Income Disclosure
The Treasury invites comment on the retirement phase of the superannuation system, in particular on information provided to consumers when they select a retirement product and methods of calculating risk to retirement income. Submissions close Thursday 28 March 2019.

Taxation

GST Regulations
The Treasury invites comment on the proposed amendments to the GST Regulations. Submissions close Friday 8 February 2019.

GSTD 2018/D1
The Australian Taxation Office invites comments on Goods and services tax: determining the creditable purpose of acquisitions in a credit card issuing business. Submissions close Friday 15 February 2018.

Training

Australian Qualifications Framework Review
The Department of Education and Training invites comment on the review of the Australian Qualifications Framework to keep it up-to-date with the technological changes and education trends. Submissions close Friday 15 March 2018.

Transport

Barriers to Innovative Vehicles and Mobility Devices
The National Transport Commission invites comment on issues relating to the safe and legal use of new and innovative vehicles and mobility devices. Submissions close Thursday 28 February 2019.