NELA have prepared a paper for the Commonwealth Environment Minister (Tanya Plibersek) that highlights a number of important environmental concerns that should receive close attention as the Australian Government reforms on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) are being developed, including its Nature Positive Plan through the Nature Repair Market Bill 2023.
The areas of concerns this paper includes are:
- assessment processes;
- connecting environmental ‘recovery’ with decision-making;
- improving compliance tools; and
- making explicit connection between climate change and biodiversity conservation.
Read our fill paper here.