NELA Events

Regulating Salmon Farming : Proposed Changes

The Tasmanian Government has released the draft Finfish Farming Environmental Regulation Bill 2017 for public comment. 
The Bill aims to clarify the role of the EPA and responsibilities for future management of environmental impacts from salmon farming. 

Join NELA and EIANZ (Tasmania) for a morning seminar with EPA Director, Wes Ford, to hear more about what the proposed changes will mean in practice.

The event includes a light breakfast.
Costs: NELA / EIANZ members:  $10              Non-members:  $20

Date: Thursday 27 July 2017
Time: 7:30am – 9:00am
Venue: Mathers Place Lower Conference Room 108 Bathurst Street Hobart

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NELA and Allens are pleased to welcome Stephen Dawson, Western Australian Environment Minister, to present on Government environmental initiatives.
There will be an opportunity to ask the Minister questions after his presentation and to catch up with fellow professionals.
RSVP by Friday 7 July 2017
We hope to see you there.

Date: Tuesday 1 August 2017
Time: 7.45am – 9am
Venue: Allens Level 37 QV.1 Building 250 St Georges Terrace Perth 6000

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NELA National Conference : Friday 4 August 2017 : Brisbane

Addressing Past Harm, Managing Future Risks

This year’s conference brings together a range of experts to discuss the state of Australia’s environment, how various States are addressing past impacts, and innovative mechanisms being explored to avoid future harm. Examining mining rehabilitation, groundwater management, climate risk disclosure, sustainable business practices and much more, this is an event not to be missed.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Bill Jackson, lead author of Australia’s State of the Environment Report 2016 – State of the Environment Report:  How Are We Travelling?
  • Hon Fleur Kingham, president of the Land Court of Queensland – Role of the Land Court of Queensland
  • Saul Holt QCEconomic and Environmental  evidence in climate litigation
  • Greg McIntyre SC 25 Years Since Mabo
  • Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison - Climate Change: Why are the Corporate Lawyers Getting Involved?
  • Prof Benjamin Richardson, UTAS Law School – Greening Business Law:  Constraints and Opportunities
  • Dr Phillipa England, Griffith University  - Planning, Preparing and Recovering From Floods in Queensland:  Have We Improved Our Game?
  • Matthew Austin, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons – Mining Rehabilitation Policy: Practitioner Perspectives
  • Julia O’Connor – Rehabilitation of Mining Projects: A practical application of the financial assurance regime in Queensland
  • Revel Pointon, EDO Qld – Reef 2050:  Is it Working?
  • Nick Testro, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons – Native Title Negotiations in Carbon Farming Projects
  • Michael Berkman, EDO Qld – Understanding and Managing Mining Impacts on Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
  • Geoff Robson, Dept Environment & Heritage Protection - Better Mine Rehabilitation for Queensland: An Integrated Mined Land Framework
  • Mike Harold, Inside Infrastructure - Water in Mining: A view from the West
  • Andrew Petersen, Sustainable Business Australia - Topic to be confirmed
  • Valeriia Minigoulova & Jocelyn Bosse - Impacts of International Trade Agreements on Australia's Environmental Policies


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Registration closes on 1 August - Places are strictly limited, so register now!

 Registration Fees (incl GST)     From 1 July
 NELA members
 Non - members
 Students (full time non-members)
 Half-day (Morning OR Afternoon)
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