Consultation on Future Made in Australia: Unlocking Australia’s low carbon liquid fuel opportunity

We’re seeking your views on the options for, and design of, production incentives and other demand side measures to support a domestic low carbon liquid fuel (LCLF) industry, as part of a Future Made in Australia. 

Why we want your input

Your feedback will help ensure Australia has the appropriate policy settings to encourage the growth of a low carbon liquid fuels industry.

How you can voice your opinion

You can have your say by reading the consultation paper and making a written submission. The paper contains questions to help guide your response.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your views will help inform the design of supply-side measures, such as production incentives for low carbon liquid fuels, and demand-side measures to support market in Australia.

The Issue

The Australian Government has announced a new Future Made in Australia Act identifying a package of reforms and initiatives which will support the growth of new industries to benefit communities and workers. Low carbon liquid fuels (LCLFs) have been identified as a priority sector as part of a Future Made in Australia.

In the 2024-25 Federal Budget, the Government announced it is undertaking targeted consultations to identify the best form of production incentives and other measures to support the establishment of a made in Australia LCLF industry. This consultation paper builds on public consultation on the Aviation Green Paper, Renewable diesel fuel quality standards, and the Electricity and Energy Sector Plan.

As part of the Future Made in Australia plan, the government is fast-tracking support for an LCLF industry. The domestic LCLF industry will initially focus on sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel to reduce emissions in fuel reliant sectors, including transport (aviation, heavy vehicle, rail and maritime), mining, agriculture and construction. The government has also committed $1.5 million over 2 years from 2024-25 to undertake a regulatory impact analysis of the costs and benefits of introducing mandates or other demand-side measures for LCLF.

We are seeking your views, including relevant data and analysis, to inform how an Australian LCLF industry will be supported. Insights from the consultation will also inform the Government’s development of a Transport and Infrastructure Net Zero Roadmap and the Electricity and Energy Sector Plan, and further regulatory impact analysis on the introduction of an LCLF mandate or other demand measures to support an LCLF industry.

The outcomes of consultation are expected to be considered by Government by the end of 2024.

Relevant documentation

Participate

13 Jun 2024 12:00 AEST
18 Jul 2024 23:59 AEST
Closed

We invite you to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

This consultation is closed.

Privacy Collection Notice

Low Carbon Liquid Fuel Industry

Your submission, including any personal information supplied, is being collected by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (“the Department”) in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

Use

The Department may use your submission to inform the development of options to support a domestic low carbon liquid fuel industry, including a regulatory impact analysis. The Department may also use your submission to inform the development of the Transport and Infrastructure Net Zero Roadmap and Action Plan, and the Electricity and Energy Sector Plan.

Disclosure

The Department may disclose your submission to other government agencies (including but not limited to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) as part of the development of the Transport and Infrastructure Net Zero Roadmap and Action Plan, Electricity and Energy Sector Plan, and options to support a domestic low carbon liquid fuel industry. The Department may publish your submission as explained below. Otherwise your submission will not be disclosed unless authorised or required by law.

Contacting You

The Department may use your contact information to make further contact with you about your submission and the consultation process.

Publication

Unless marked confidential (see below) submissions (including the author’s name) may be published in part or full on the Department’s website or in any public response by the Department. When publishing, the Department will redact any personal contact details of the author.

Confidentiality

Confidential submissions will not be published and will only be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • in response to a request by a Commonwealth Minister;
  • where required by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia;
  • where necessary in the public interest; or
  • where authorised or required by law.

Submissions will only be treated as confidential if they are expressly stated to be confidential. Automatically generated confidentiality statements or disclaimers appended to an email do not suffice for this purpose. If you wish you make a confidential submission, you must indicate this by ensuring your submission is clearly marked confidential. Even if a submission is not marked confidential, the Department may choose not to publish it, or any part of it, in the Department’s discretion (for example where it includes personal information or opinions about a third party).

Access

The Department will securely store your personal information and the Department’s privacy policy contains information regarding complaint handling processes and how to access and/or seek correction of personal information held by the Department. Further information is available at Privacy | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.