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August 2016

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This month


NELA news and events
01. WA State Conference
02. Frontiers 3: Third environmental law colloquium
03. New Board member
04. NELA Policy Interest Groups
05. Membership
06. Student Essay Competition
07. International Membership to NELA’s UK partner organisation

Law and policy developments
08. In the Legislature
09. In the courts
10. Policy developments and other news
11. Open for comment
12. Other

Events
13. (Tasmania) Planning Conference 2016
14. (Adelaide) Heritage Hypothetical
15. (Melbourne) Sustainability in Public Works
16. (Melbourne) Coast to Coast 2016
17. (Hawaii) 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress
18. (Nelson) Outstanding! RMLA Conference 2016
19. (Brisbane) Life of Mine 2016
20. (Melbourne) Groundwater Distinguished Lecture
21. (Brisbane) The future of Australian Environmental Law: Politics, Reform and Community Activism
22. (Perth) 2016 NELA WA State Conference
23. (Melbourne) 2016 NELA National Conference
24. (Melbourne) Frontier 3: Environmental Law Colloquium
25. (Monteal) Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change

 

NELA news and events

 

WA State Conference

WA members can look forward to a great State conference on 27 October 2016, Environmental Law: Where are we now, and where are we going? The conference will feature Rob Fowler and David Hochschild (California Energy Commission), as well as the Hon Dr Mike Nahan and Bill Johnston discussing energy policy.

Registrations will be opening soon - save the date and keep an eye on the NELA website for details.

 

Frontiers 3: Third environmental law colloquium

NELA, University of Melbourne and the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law will be hosting the third annual colloquium for Australian environmental law teachers and researchers in 2017. Save the date – more details to follow soon!

When: 15 – 16 February 2017
Where: Melbourne Law School

For more information, contact brad.jessup@unimelb.edu.au

 

New Board member

NELA is pleased to welcome Jessica Carroll as the Queensland representative on our Board of Management. Jessica is a commercial litigation solicitor with Thyne McCartney, having previously worked with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

 

NELA Policy Interest Groups

Our Policy Interest groups are up and running – these groups include Resources & Energy, Environmental Assessment & Compliance, Climate Change, Heritage, Planning, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Natural Resource Management. All NELA members are welcome to join the groups at any time to help NELA strengthen our capacity on networking, policy development and analysis.

To join any of the Interest Groups, click here.

 

Membership

NELA is a member-based organisation, and relies on memberships to sustain our activities (both through fees and participation). Members receive our various publications, opportunities to be involved in policy work and discounts on NELA and partner events.

If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2016-2017 yet, please click here to do so.

 

Student Essay Competition

The National Environmental Law Association’s Student Essay Competition is now open. NELA invites any under-graduate or post-graduate student from an Australian university to submit high quality essays on any environmental or climate law topic. Winners receive $1,000 and a NELA membership.

Essays must be submitted by 2 December 2016. For more information, click here.

 

International Membership to NELA’s UK partner organisation

The UK Environmental Law Association is offering new international membership rates of £30 (£15 for students). Members can access UKELA resources, including their online journal and great articles from across the environmental law sector, and get discounted rates to events and broadcasts. It’s a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in environmental law in the UK and EU.

For more information,click here

 

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Law and policy development

In the Legislature

ACT

New Energy Efficiency Codes

The ACT Government has gazetted the following codes relating to the operation of its energy efficiency scheme:


Waste Management and Resources Recovery Bill

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Bill 2016 has been referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services for inquiry and report. The Bill, which complements the ACT Waste Management Strategy 2011-2025, will repeal and replace the Waste Minimisation Act 2011.

To read the Bill, click here.

 

Queensland

New wind farm planning code

A new planning code requiring large wind farm projects to be assessed by the State Assessment and Referral Agency took effect on 22 July 2016.

The code sets out assessment requirements for the design, construction and operation of new or expanded wind farm proposals, including guidelines regarding management of health and safety issues and risks associated with bird strike.

To view the wind farm code and related guidelines, click here.

 

South Australia

New Air Quality Policy

The Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016 took effect on 23 July 2016. The new policy regulates emissions from open air and wood heater burns, provides for localised air quality targets and sets a 24-hour standard for PM10 fine particles of 0.05 milligrams per cubic metre.

The PM10 particulate standards are consistent with the national Air Quality NEPM, despite previous statements by the SA government that tougher measures would be implemented.

To read the new Policy, click here.

 

Western Australia

Biodiversity Conservation Bill passed by the Legislative Assembly

The Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2015 has been passed by the Legislative Assembly, despite Labor opposition. The Bill, which would replace the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 and the Sandalwood Act 1929, has now been introduced into the Legislative Council.

For a copy of the Bill, click here.

The Environmental Defender’s Office WA and others contend that the Bill is flawed. To read more about those concerns, click here.

 

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In the Courts

New South Wales

Woollahra Municipal Council v Minister for Local Government

This case followed the NSW government’s amalgamation of a number of local councils under the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) ("the Act"). The Woollahra Municipal Council commenced judicial review proceedings challenging the legality of its amalgamation with Randwick City Council and Waverley Council and seeking to restrain the Minister from recommending the proposal to the Governor.

The Woollahra Municipal Council alleged that the Minister’s delegate failed to hold an inquiry, to give reasonable public notice of the holding of the inquiry, to examine the proposal in accordance with the Act and to accord procedural fairness. It was also alleged that the Boundaries Commission did not accord the Council procedural fairness or conduct a review of the Delegate’s report as required under the Act.

Preston CJ rejected all grounds of challenge, dismissing the application with costs. To read the decision, click here.

 

LEC approves Santos CSG wastewater treatment facility

On 1 August 2016, the Land and Environment Court dismissed an appeal by community group, People for the Plains, against the Santos Leewood facility, including reuse of wastewater for irrigation. The group had argued that, properly characterised, the proposal required development consent.

The Land and Environment Court held that the Leewood project was characterised as petroleum exploration, and the cropping and irrigation activity was separately characterised as extensive agriculture – neither use required development consent, therefore the proposal could operate lawfully.

To read the decision in People for the Plains Incorporated v Santos NSW (Eastern) Pty Limited and Ors [2016] NSWLEC 93, click here.

 

Western Australia

Court of Appeal upholds appeal in Roe 8 case

The Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal against the Supreme Court’s decision in relation to the Roe 8 Highway extension, part of the Perth Freight Link project. The proposed route would extend the Roe Highway through the Beeliar Wetlands.

In December 2015, the Supreme Court found that the Minister’s approval of the extension was invalid because the Environmental Protection Authority had failed to take into account its own policies when recommending that the project be approved. The Court of Appeal set aside the Supreme Court’s decision, finding that the EPA’s policies were not mandatory relevant considerations, and therefore the EPA was not obliged to take them into account.

To read the Court of Appeal decision, click here.

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Policy developments and other news

Commonwealth

Changes to Federal Environment Portfolios

The new Turnbull government Cabinet includes a number of changes relevant to environment and planning issues. In particular:

  • Greg Hunt MP is no longer Environment Minister, instead taking on the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio.
  • The Environment portfolio will be merged with Energy, with Josh Frydenberg MP as the responsible Minister.
  • Senator Matt Canavan is the new Minister for Resources.
  • Senator Fiona Nash will be Minister for Local Government and Regional Development.

For a full list of the Cabinet changes, click here.

 

COAG Energy meeting

New Environment and Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg, has announced that the COAG Energy Council will meet on 19 August 2016. Key items for discussion at the meeting will include:

  • Adapting to the transformation of energy markets, ensuring a greater use of renewables and new technologies, like battery storage, can be effectively integrated into the future energy mix;
  • Gas prices and supply, to promote gas market reform to ensure prices are competitive. This will include consideration of the recommendations from the Australian Energy Market Commission review and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report into the competitiveness of wholesale gas prices; and
  • Ensuring energy investments are made in the long term interests of energy consumers.

Following early speeches delivered by the new Minister, there is growing optimism amongst clean energy advocates regarding Minister Frydenberg’s appointment.

 

New TIA report looks at petroleum industry and climate change

A new report from The Australia Institute, From climate pariah to climate saviour? What the petroleum industry can do about climate change, examines four key areas in which the oil and gas industry can contribute to climate action while acting in its own interest . Options explored by the discussion paper include carbon pricing, supply chain leakage, addressing permafrost methane emissions and biofuels/biochar production.

To read the discussion paper, click here.

 

Leading Conservation Biologists call for halt to landclearing

The Society of Conservation Biologists Oceania has released an open letter calling on Australian governments (particularly those of Qld and NSW) to increase protections against land clearing. The letter cites loss of remnant forest and grasslands as a significant contributor to biodiversity declines, including an estimated loss of 100 million native birds, reptiles and mammals between 1998 and 2005 in NSW alone.


The SCBO statement urges governments to:

  • Develop and implement a strategy to end net loss of native vegetation, and restore over-cleared landscapes
  • Recognise all biodiversity, not just threatened species, in policy and legislation for the management of native vegetation
  • Establish clear, transparent and repeatable national reporting of clearing of native vegetation
  • Use rigorous biodiversity assessment methods for assessing clearing requests, accounting for all potential impacts, including cumulative and indirect impacts
  • Identify habitats that are of high conservation value for complete protection
  • For unavoidable losses of native vegetation, require robust and transparent offsets that meet the highest standards and improve biodiversity outcomes

To read the full statement and list of signatories, click here.

 

New South Wales

Draft human health risk assessment report for Williamtown community

The NSW EPA has received a draft human health risk assessment report from the Department of Defence, examining the risks posed by PFC contamination near Williamtown RAAF base. A copy of the report has been provided to an expert panel for review.

For more information about the NSW EPA's state-wide program, click here.

 

Northern Territory

Biosecurity Strategy 2016 – 2026 released

On 20 July 2016, Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries and Land Resource Management, Gary Higgins, released the Northern Territory Biosecurity Strategy 2016-2026, designed to address increasing biosecurity risks across the Territory.

For a copy of the Strategy, click here.

 

Queensland

New calculator for mine rehabilitation bonds

Environment Minister, Dr Stephen Miles MP, announced the implementation of a new rehabilitation bond calculator as part of the government’s ongoing response to the 2014 Auditor-General report into financial assurances for mining projects.

The new methodology is designed to ensure the assurance amounts required are sufficient to rehabilitate environmental disturbance associated with resource activities.

For more information regarding the calculator, click here.

 

South Australia

Nuclear consultation program

The SA government has commenced a Statewide community engagement programme to talk to the community about the Royal Commission’s findings on increasing South Australia's nuclear activity, and the Citizen’s Jury review of the report.

For details of the consultation schedule, click here.

 

Tasmania

Decisions on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area management

On 13 July 2016, the Planning Commission released its review of the Director’s report responding to public representations regarding the draft TWWHA management plan. While the Commission was satisfied the Director's report was largely adequate, it considered that several key issues raised in the 7000+ representations had NOT been adequately addressed, including :

  • Removal of management objectives relating to maintenance of wilderness quality.
  • Lack of emphasis on presentation of the area and community engagement.
  • Out-dated natural and cultural values assessments, and lack of baseline data on heritage places.

On 15 July 2016, the World Heritage Committee responded to the draft TWWHA management plan and feedback from the IUCN/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring Mission. The Committee commended the Australian government for explicitly ruling out commercial logging and mining in the TWWHA, and requested that all other recommendations of the Reactive Monitoring Mission also be adopted in full.

In particular, the Committee urged the government to:

  • Include additional, strict assessment criteria for commercial tourism proposals and implement a separate Tourism Master Plan
  • Unsure that fire research and management strategies are fully reflected in any revised draft Management Plan.
  • Consider dual naming for the property, to reflect both its wilderness character and its Aboriginal heritage significance.
  • Undertake agreed Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys and report on proposed management strategies by 2018.

The Minister for Parks, Hon Matthew Groom MP, has advised that he will consider the Commission’s review, the Director’s report, public representations and the World Heritage Committee’s decision before finalising the revised management plan.

For more information regarding the reports, click here.

 

Victoria

Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan

On 29 July 2016, the Victorian Government launched the Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan. It builds on Vision 2, a 20-year strategy for Geelong developed in 2013.

The initiatives of the Action Plan fall into five areas of activity:

  • Investment attraction
  • Land development
  • Planning certainty (described as ‘Review and streamlining of the development approval process’, although reforms to the development approval process are not described further in the Action Plan)
  • Infrastructure Design and Delivery
  • People and Place

The 2016/17 Victorian Budget allocates $5.5m specifically for the delivery of the Action Plan, in addition to other budget allocations for special projects.

The Minister for Planning has lead responsibility for delivery of the Action Plan.

To read the Action Plan and Action Plan Overview documents, click here.

 

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Open for comment

Commonwealth

Draft Recovery Plan for Giant Freshwater Crayfish

The Federal Department of Environment has released a Draft Recovery Plan for the Giant Freshwater Lobster (Astacopsis gouldi) for comment. The plan, which will replace the current 2006 plan, considers the conservation requirements of the species across its range and identifies the actions to be taken to ensure its long-term viability in nature.

  • Increased habitat protection in key locations;
  • Appropriate management of land use activities to prevent impacts on key downstream habitats;
  • Tackling poaching

Comments on the Draft Recovery Plan can be made until 8 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Regulation of Agriculture – Draft Productivity Commission Review

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report on the Inquiry into the Regulation of Agriculture. Preliminary recommendations in the draft report include removing the current bans on genetically modified crops in Tasmania and other States, streamlining vegetation clearance laws and risk-based approaches to threatened species listing and habitat protection provisions.

Comments on the draft report can be made until 18 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Emissions Reduction Fund Coal mine waste gas method

The Department of Environment and Energy has released a draft variation of the methodology for calculating emission reductions relating to the use of coal mine waste gas.

The proposed changes expand the coverage to include reductions delivered through the use of Ventilation Air Methane oxidation devices, alter abatement calculations to account for updated methane data and displacement of electricity, and allow crediting for reductions from flaring of gas and generation of electricity in the same project.

Comments on the draft report can be made until 29 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

New South Wales

Heritage listing of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct

The Australian Government is considering listing the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct as a national heritage site. The Australian Heritage Council's initial assessment is that the precinct might have National Heritage values.

The draft National Heritage values, draft selected history and draft boundary map are available on the Department of the Environment and Energy’s website.

Comments on the proposal can be made until 23 September 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Queensland

Advancing Queensland climate: Making the transition to a low carbon future

The Queensland Government has released Advancing Queensland Climate: Making the transition to a low carbon future for public comment. Submissions are invited regarding what actions and opportunities Queensland should pursue to help shape our strategy across a range of sectors, including energy and electricity, housing, buildings and town planning, waste management and recycling, agriculture and land management, training, trade and investment, and mining and resources.

Submissions close on 2 September 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Fisheries Management Reform Paper

The Qld Government has released the Green Paper on Fisheries Management Reform for consultation with industry, recreational fishers and the community.

Comments on the Green Paper can be made until 30 September 2016. For more information, click here.

 

South Australia

Review of Wildlife Regulations

The South Australian government has released draft Wildlife Regulations 2017 to replace the National Parks and Wildlife (Wildlife) Regulations 2001. As the current regulations are due to expire on 1 September 2016, the government intends to remake them in their current form until 1 July 2017, to allow time for the review of the proposed replacement regulations to be completed.

Comments on the draft Regulations have been extended to 15 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Review of Native Vegetation regulations

The South Australian government is proposing changes to the Native Vegetation Regulations 2003, following an earlier review of their effectiveness.

New Regulations seek to establish through four distinct pathways for clearing native vegetation:

  1. Direct exemptions (where Native Vegetation Council approval will not be required).
  2. Fire hazard reduction (where Country Fire Service approval will be required).
  3. Vegetation management activities (where an approved Management Plan will be required)
  4. Major developments (where a detailed Risk Assessment will be required).

Comments on the draft Regulations can be made until 15 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Biosecurity Strategy for Kangaroo Island 2016-2021

Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board is developing its own local strategy, addressing risks associated with managing feral species, weeds and other threats to environment, agricultural production and social amenity.

Comments can be made until 22 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Victoria

Protecting the Yarra - Discussion paper

The Yarra River Protection Ministerial Advisory Committee has released a discussion paper on key issues and opportunities for the Yarra River (Birrarung).

Comments on the discussion paper are invited until 5 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm

On 16 July 2016, Stockyard Hill Wind Farm Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Origin Energy) submitted a referral under the EPBC Act for a proposed 149 turbine wind farm approximately 35km west of Ballarat. The proposal was referred due to potential impacts on the Western District Lakes Ramsar Wetlands, the Golden Sun Moth and the Striped Legless Lizard.

Comments on the referral can be made until 10 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Western Australia

Waste Avoidance Regulations

The government has proposed changes to the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Regulations 2008 to strengthen record-keeping requirements by mandating that local governments, waste recyclers and major regional landfills submit data to the Waste Authority.

Comments on the referral can be made until 26 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

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Other

 

EDO WA seeks Principal Solicitor

The Environmental Defenders Office WA is seeking an energetic and committed Principal Solicitor to work with and lead a motivated team of staff and volunteers. The role is available on a full time or part time basis.

Applications close on 29 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Menzies Scholarships

Applications for the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarships in Law and the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law are now open. Lawyers wishing to undertake postgraduate studies at an overseas university with the aim of developing their leadership, knowledge and skills for the benefit of others are invited to apply for study commencing in the 2017 academic year.

Applications close on 31 August 2016. For more information, click here.

 

Tenders

The SA Department of State Development has invited energy service companies to join a list of energy performance contracting service providers for the Government Building Energy Efficiency Investment program.

For more information, click here. Tenders can be submitted until 30 November 2016.

 

Resources

Merits review and planning

A new report by EDO NSW looks at the importance of providing opportunities for merits review in the planning system. The report highlights the contribution that third party appeals make to transparent and accountable decision making and sustainable environmental outcomes.

To read the report, click here

 

Planning and climate change

EDO NSW has released a report entitled Planning for climate change: how the NSW planning system can better tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

The report examines the current NSW planning framework and makes a series of recommendations for how the planning system can be improved to help mitigate the future impacts and costs of climate change.

To read the report, click here.

 

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Events

Events offered by NELA’s partners (marked Header) can provide substantial savings for NELA members - so check them out and make the most of your NELA membership!

 

(Tasmania) Planning Conference 2016

The Planning Institute of Australia's Tasmanian branch annual conference features a great line up of speakers to inspire planners and others to work together to deliver better outcomes for Tasmanian communities, focussing on tourism, environment, health and agriculture.

Speakers include architects James Pearce (MONA) and Peter Walker (Cumulus Studio), Peter Rae, Mary-Anne Lea (AAD), John FitzGerald (Tourism Tasmania) and Young Tasmanian of the Year, Zac Lockhart.

When: 11 August 2016, 8:30am
Where: Campbelltown Showgrounds

For a full programme and registration details, click here.

 

(Adelaide) Heritage Hypothetical

The inaugural EDO SA hypothetical asks panellists Brian Hayes QC, Mark Parnell MLC, David Cole and Dr Iris Iwanicki the question: “Natural and built heritage – what’s it worth?”

When: 18 August 2016, 5.30pm for 6.00pm
Where: Room 1, level 1, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide

For more information, click here.

 

(Melbourne) Sustainability in Public Works

The Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia is hosting a multi-day conference looking at best practice ways to achieve sustainability in the delivery of public infrastructure projects. The conference covers topics including green spaces, sustainability rating tools, sustainable road design and climate change adaptation.

When: 24-26 August 2016
Where: Melbourne

For more information, click here.

 

(Melbourne) Coast to Coast 2016

The biennial Coast to Coast Conference brings together leaders, managers, researchers and volunteers working to protect and manage our coastal environment through the challenges of population growth, climate change, biodiversity and resource management.

When: 29 August 2016 – 1 September 2016
Where: MCG, Melbourne

For more information, click here.

 

Leaf(Hawaii) 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress

Held every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together leaders from government, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and indigenous and grass-roots organizations to discuss and decide on solutions to the world’s most pressing environment and development challenges.

When: 1 – 10 September 2016
Where: Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

For more information, click here.

 

Leaf(Nelson) Outstanding! RMLA Conference 2016

New Zealand’s Resource Management Law Association is hosting a great 2 day conference featuring high calibre international speakers examining resource management policies, sustainable planning, scientific challenges to environmental policy development and whether New Zealand’s resource management legislation is protecting heritage.

When: 22-24 September 2016
Where: Rutherford Hotel, Nelson, New Zealand

For more information, click here.

 

(Brisbane) Life of Mine 2016

The Minerals Institute and Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation are hosting this key event discussing life-of-mine issues, rehabilitation challenges and regulatory trends.

When: 28-30 September 2016
Where: Pullman Hotel, Brisbane

For more information, click here.

 

(Melbourne) Groundwater Distinguished Lecture

The National Centre for Groundwater Training and Research presents a lecture by Dr Rebecca Nelson on “Regulating the cumulative impacts of groundwater withdrawals: Australia and further afield”.

When: 18 October 2016
Where: Jacobs (Level 16), 452 Flinders Street

For more information, click here.

 

Leaf(Brisbane) The future of Australian Environmental Law: Politics, Reform and Community Activism

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance is hosting a conference on environmental law and governance, featuring keynote presentations from Chief Justice of the NSW Land and Environment Court, Judge Brian Preston; CEO of Greenpeace Australia, David Ritter; Professor Rob Fowler and Professor Brendan Mackey.

When: 20-21 October 2016
Where: EcoCentre, Griffith University, Nathan campus

For more information, click here.

 

Leaf(Perth) 2016 NELA WA State Conference

The 2016 WA State conference will address the theme Environmental Law: Where are we now, and where are we going?. Featuring presentations from Rob Fowler, David Hochschild (California Energy Commission) and the Hon Dr Mike Nahan and Bill Johnston discussing energy policy.

When: 27 October 2016, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Where: Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill St, Perth

Registrations will be opening soon - keep an eye on the NELA website for details

 

Leaf(Melbourne) 2016 NELA National Conference

When: 18 November 2016, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50, 600 Bourke St, Melbourne.

Registrations will be opening soon - keep an eye on the NELA website for details

 

Leaf(Melbourne) Frontier 3: Environmental Law Colloquium

When: 15-16 February 2017
Where: Melbourne Law School, Carlton, Vic

More details to be released soon – for information, contact brad.jessup@unimelb.edu.au

 

(Montreal) Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change

The International Association for Impact Assessment is hosting a global conference to share information, best practices, success stories, innovations, and lessons learned about the way impact assessment can address climate change issues.

When: 4-7 April 2017
Where: Le Centre Sheraton, Montréal

For more information, click here.

 

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Thanks to the NELA Bulletin team

The NELA Bulletin is researched and written entirely by volunteers. This month, we thank the following people for their contributions:

  • Jess Feehely, EDO Tasmania - editor

  • Ebony Holland – contributor, Cth

  • Emily Long, EDO NSW – contributor, Vic

  • Justine Bell-James – contributor, Qld

  • Natasha Hammond, barrister – contributor, NSW

  • Julia Pitts and Camilla Taylor, EDO ACT – contributor, ACT

  • Stephanie Price, Corrs Chambers Westgarth – contributor, WA

  • Catlin Buckerfield and Theresa Lam – contributors, Tas

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