Oil and gas companies must seek approval to undertake offshore oil and greenhouse gas activities in Australian waters. In 2014 the government streamlined the environmental assessment process to reduce administrative burden on companies, and consultation burden on stakeholders and the community.
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has responsibility for resources policy matters for the Commonwealth Government, and for the legislation that regulates the environment, safety, and resource management of the offshore petroleum industry within Commonwealth waters: the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) and associated regulations.
Montara Commission of Inquiry: Australian Government reports
The Australian Government Report on the Implementation of the Recommendations from the Montara Commission of Inquiry outlines the actions taken to implement the accepted recommendations from the Inquiry report.
Industry Growth Centres Initiative - Sector Competitiveness Plans Overview
The Sector Competitiveness Plans Overview provides guidance to help Industry Growth Centres develop a 10-year strategy to support the future of their sectors. The Plan is a strategic vision to boost sector productivity and drive cultural change in the six sectors.