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 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
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft assessment bilateral agreement with Tasmania. Comments close 15 August 2014
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Jul
2014
The Threatened Species Scientific Committee is seeking comments on: Natural Temperate Grassland of the South Eastern Highlands and New England Tablelands (listing review for NTG of the Southern Tablelands) ecological community assessment. Comment...
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Jun
2014
The Threatened Species Scientific Committee is seeking comments on the listing assessments of three ecological communities in the Sydney Basin Bioregion: Castlereagh Scribbly Gum and Agnes Banks Woodlands of the Sydney Basin Bioregion ...
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Jun
2014