Consultations and Reviews

Domestic Organics Regulation Impact Statement

The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment has released this Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) to seek comments on how the Australian Government could regulate organic products domestically. It examines the policy problem under consideration, as well as potential regulatory and non-regulatory options for reform.

We invite you to read and provide feedback on the consultation regulation impact statement.

Together with other feedback received from stakeholders, submissions to this consultation will be used to prepare a recommended policy option for Australian Government consideration.

This survey is open until 5pm (AEDT) Thursday 17 March 2022.

We encourage your involvement. If you have questions, contact

Source: Australian Government: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Medical practitioners’ use of the title surgeon under the National Law

Victoria is leading a national consultation on behalf of all Australian Health Ministers on the use of the title surgeon by medical practitioners under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law). 

Health ministers are concerned that the regulatory framework which currently enables all medical practitioners’ use of the title ‘surgeon’, including ‘cosmetic surgeon’, may be confusing for members of the public who may have a limited understanding of medical practitioners’ training and qualifications. 

A Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) has been developed to facilitate public consultation on this issue, with several policy and/or legislative options proposed to address issues outlined in the Consultation RIS. 

The Consultation RIS on medical practitioners’ use of the title surgeon under the National Law is now available to the public. The Consultation RIS and other supporting documents can be found at:

Links to feedback templates, and a survey for consumers, will be published shortly.

Information collected from stakeholders will inform the development of a Decision RIS which will be released to the public. The Decision RIS will outline and explain the preferred option/s for implementation and discuss any potential impacts to the sector.

If you have any queries about the consultation process, please contact the NRAS Review Implementation Project Team at

Source: Department of Health