Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s central piece of environmental legislation. It provides a legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places — defined in the EPBC Act as matters of national environmental significance. More about the EPBC Act

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The Department is seeking public comment on a draft approval bilateral agreement with the Australian Capital Territory. Comments close Friday 12 September 2014
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Aug
2014
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft approval bilateral agreement with Tasmania. Comments close Thursday 11 September 2014
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Aug
2014
The Australian and Queensland Governments have today released the final comprehensive strategic assessment of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
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Aug
2014
The Department has recently implemented major changes its compliance and enforcement activities under national environmental law. These changes mean we are a better regulator and can provide better protection for Australia’s environment and...
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Jul
2014
The Minister for the Environment has approved the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Infrastructure project, subject to 36 strict conditions.
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Jul
2014