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NELA Position Paper: Environmental Offsets

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (‘EPBC Act‘) does not explicitly address offsets, although they have been included in approval conditions since the Act’s inception. NELA  has prepared a Position Paper anticipating the Australian Government’s intention to implement a national environmental offsets scheme in the legislation replacing the EPBC Act. The paper outlines a best practice framework with four stages: overarching principles, substantive rules, integrity, and continual improvement.

See our full position Paper here