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SIZING UP AUSTRALIA’S MEASUREMENT LAWS

05-04-2019
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The Australian Government has released a set of discussion papers for public consultation as part of its ongoing review of Australia’s measurement framework. The Measurement Law Review seeks to simplify and modernise the framework to meet current and future needs of industry and consumers.

The first discussion paper, Scope of Australia’s Measurement Laws, was released in 2018 and attracted a wide range of ideas and input for redeveloping the measurement framework.

Three more discussion papers have been released, each addressing a specific issue: how to ensure our measurements are consistent with international standards (Traceable Measurements), how we can safeguard confidence in the measuring instruments used to price those goods and services (Measuring Instruments) and from what measurements should apply when buying particular goods or services (Measurement-Based Transactions).

National Measurement Institute CEO and Chief Metrologist Dr Bruce Warrington says the discussion papers are an opportunity for Australians to have their say on what works and what can be improved about the regulation and use of measurement in everyday life.

“The issues raised by these papers affect every Australian,” he says. “Measurement is a key pillar for our economic and social wellbeing, from industry and research to our health and the environment.”

Dr Warrington notes the broad role of the institute in ensuring effective and trusted measurement in Australia, from calibrating measuring instruments to delivering specialised chemical analysis to working with industry on new measurement methods.

“The NMI’s role in administering measurements for trade helps make sure that Australians get what they pay for when buying goods and services by measure,” he says.

Submissions for the second round of public consultation close on 31 May.

Go to www.industry.gov.au/measurement-law-review to access the discussion papers and find out more.

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