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Submissions sought – Review of the Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act – by 19 December

Posted in Seeking by Ferne Edwards on December 2nd, 2008

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On 31 October 2008 the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts commissioned an independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the Australian Government’s central piece of environmental legislation requires it to be reviewed every 10 years.  This is the first review of the EPBC Act since its commencement on 16 July 2000. The review will assess the operation of the EPBC Act and the extent to which its objects have been achieved.

Community participation in the review is encouraged. There will be opportunities for public input over the course of the review. Written submissions are now invited in the first stage of this public input process. The closing date for submissions from the public is 19 December 2008.

How to make a submission. Public consultation sessions will also be held across the course of the review. Details will be made available on this web site closer to the time. Interested parties are also invited to register to receive news and updates of the review.
More info: Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Independent review of the EPBC Act: discussion paper.

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