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The Measurement Law Review is identifying aspects of Australia’s Measurement framework that can be modernised, streamlined or simplified.

The review will develop reform options for the consideration of the Australian Government in 2020.

Review objectives

In considering Australia’s measurement framework, the review has four objectives:

  1. Developing and advancing measurement activities that support Australia and its economy.
  2. Strengthening strategic measurement capabilities.
  3. Supporting confidence in measurement—domestically and internationally.
  4. Promoting innovation through a modern approach to measurement infrastructure.

Public consultation

The review is gathering input and insights from stakeholders about Australia’s measurement legislation.

Six discussion papers are due to be released in 2018, each examining a specific aspect of Australia’s measurement framework. Further input on the resulting reform options will be sought in 2019.

The discussion papers will be released for input through our Consultation Hub.

Discussion papers

1. Scope of Australia’s Measurement Laws (May to June 2018)

What should Australia’s measurement laws cover in a modern economy?

2. Traceability (July to August 2018)

What are the legally acceptable ways of ascertaining if a measurement is consistent with a unit of measurement allowed for legal use in Australia?

3. Measuring Instruments (July to August 2018)

What is the best way to ensure measuring instruments are suitably accurate and appropriate for use in both trade and non-trade contexts?

4. Transactions Based on Measurement (July to August 2018)

How can measurement laws ensure a level playing field for trade and ensure consumer confidence in a modern economy?

5. Third-party Arrangements (October to November 2018)

What arrangements for third parties would best support Australia’s measurement framework and technical measurement infrastructure?

6. Compliance Arrangements (October to November 2018)

What mechanisms can be used to effectively encourage compliant behaviour?

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Last updated: 4 July 2018

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