Legislation

Environment Protection (Alligator Rivers Region) Act 1978

The Environment Protection (Alligator Rivers Region) Act, 1978 is the primary legislation under which the Supervising Scientist operates. The key functions of this legislation are:

Establish the position of the Supervising Scientist with the following functions:

  • To devise, develop, coordinate the implementation of, and assess programs for research into the environmental effects of uranium mining in the Alligator Rivers Region
  • To devise, develop and promote standards and practices in relation to uranium mining operations and rehabilitation in the Alligator Rivers Region;
  • To coordinate and supervise the implementation of legal requirements, under any relevant legislation, associated with environmental aspects of uranium mining in the Alligator Rivers Region; and
  • To advise the Minister for the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts on environmental matters within and beyond the Alligator Rivers Region.
  • Establish the Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist to undertake research into the environmental effects of uranium mining in the Alligator Rivers Region, and into other environmental issues as appropriate;
  • Establish the Alligator Rivers Region Advisory Committee as a formal forum for consultation on matters relating to the environmental effects of uranium mining in the Alligator Rivers Region;
  • Establish the Alligator Rivers Region Technical Committee to consider and review research programs on the effects of uranium mining in the Alligator Rivers Region.

Other Commonwealth legislation

Other relevant Commonwealth legislation includes:

Northern Territory government legislation

Northern Territory government legislation that regulates uranium mining includes:

See also