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Committee's report on Queensland's Sustainable Planning Bill tabled
The State Development, Infrastructure and Industry Committee has tabled its Report on the Sustainable Planning Bill.
Australia
7 Nov 2012
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Proposed changes to Queensland's Environmental Protection Regulation open for submissions
DEHP released proposed changes to the Environmental Protection Regulation, as part of the Greentape Reduction Project.
Australia
10 Oct 2012
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Queensland's Greentape Reduction Bill revived and enacted
The Greentape Reduction Project aims to greatly change the environmental approvals and assessment process in Queensland.
Australia
20 Aug 2012
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Doing Business in Australia - Environment and Climate Change
Australian government policies, business priorities and consumer choices are all influenced by environmental concerns.
Australia
1 May 2012
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Publishing pollution monitoring data in NSW - EPA guidelines released
As of 1 July 2012, all holders of Environmental Protection Licences in NSW must provide public access to monitoring data.
Australia
28 Apr 2012
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New pollution incident response laws in NSW - a timely reminder in environmental importance
Amendments to the POEO Act aim to improve the way in which pollution incidents are reported and managed in NSW.
Australia
8 Mar 2012
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VAGO recommends significant reforms to Victoria’s contaminated land management system
The Victorian Auditor-General's report on managing contaminated sites was released on 7 December 2011.
Australia
18 Jan 2012
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UN climate change conference in Durban
The UNFCCC's 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) is currently being held in Durban, South Africa.
Australia
10 Dec 2011
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Queensland Government's Greentape Reduction project
Amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) cut "green tape" for environmental approvals and processes.
Australia
21 Nov 2011
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Federal environmental law reform: biodiversity and environmental offsets
Federal govt released its response to a review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.
Australia
4 Oct 2011
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Contaminated land in Victoria - issues and options paper released
The Advisory Committee on Potentially Contaminated Land recently released its Issues and Options Paper for public comment.
Australia
27 Sep 2011
12
Environment protection policies in Victoria under review
The EPA and DSE released a discussion paper in June 2011.
Australia
25 Jul 2011
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National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011
A discussion on the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management which takes effect from 1 July this year.
Australia
14 Jun 2011
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Part 3A major project reforms
The O'Farrell Government has wasted little time winding back Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) (EPAA). The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, The Hon Brad Hazzard MP has ordered transitional arrangements be put in place pending the repeal of Part 3A.
Australia
26 May 2011
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Major changes to the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM
The National Environment Protection Council (NEPC) has released the draft National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (Draft NEPM) for public consultation. The NEPC recognises that the assessment of site contamination and contaminated land management are areas where scientific and technical capabilities are constantly improving. The original NEPM has been varied to incorporate these developments.
Australia
10 Nov 2010
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Update on Phase II of the Resource Management Act reforms
By way of background, phase II of the Resource Management Reform Programme focuses on the issues relating to particular sectors and the need for improved interaction between the Resource Management Act (RMA) and other statutes. It has ten related work streams. The first four streams relate to aquaculture, infrastructure, urban design and water. The reforms also seek to develop the scope, functions and structure of the proposed Environmental Protection Authority. The next four work streams involv
Australia
21 Oct 2010
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NSW Coastal Planning Guidelines
On 20 August 2010, the NSW Department of Planning released the final NSW Coastal Planning Guideline: Adapting to Sea Level Rise to provide guidance on how sea level rise is to be considered in land use planning and development assessment in coastal NSW.
Australia
29 Sep 2010
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New Victorian Act Seeks to Drive Improved Transport Planning:
The new Victorian Transport Integration Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July, represents a significant remodelling of transport planning and decision making in that State.
Australia
26 Jul 2010
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Draft CPRS and RET regulations released
On 9 December 2009, the Federal Government released revised draft regulations for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and the Renewable Energy Target (RET) Scheme. The Department of Climate Change will be taking submissions on the draft regulations up to close of business 11 January 2010.
Australia
22 Dec 2009
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Recent Marine Pollution Prosecution Reflects Higher Maximum Penalties
A recent judgment of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales reinforces the need for owners and masters of ships to ensure proper maintenance, repair and rapid response to minimise the environmental impact of oil spills.
Australia
28 Sep 2009
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