Law Reform Submissions

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NELA Submission on the Safeguard Mechanism Amendment Bill

January 25, 2023

NELA was pleased to contribute to the Senate Inquiry into the Safeguard Mechanism (Crediting) Amendment Bill 2022. NELA supports the redrafting of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007…

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NELA’s submission on the Senate Inquiry into the Save the Koala Bill

September 30, 2022

NELA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Senate Inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021 (the ‘Bill’). Our submission to the senate…

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Submission on the proposed changes to the Safeguard Mechanism

September 25, 2022

NELA has taken the opportunity to make a submission on the proposed changes to the Safeguard Mechanism. In summary, NELA submitted that: 1. prescriptive and ambitious baselines will be crucial,…

NELA’s Response to Federal State of the Environment Report 2021

August 29, 2022

NELA National’s Vice President Dr Katie Woolaston has responded to the Federal State of the Environment Report, which was released yesterday. She writes that it is a painful, if not unexpected, update…

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Submission on the Proposed Policy Framework Guiding the Use of Diversification Leases on Crown Lands

August 29, 2022

NELA recently commented on the proposed policy framework guiding the use of diversification leases on Crown lands which has the potential to support WA renewable energy projects, but must also…

Response to the UN Resolution on the Right to a Healthy Environment

August 29, 2022

NELA’s newly formed National Publications Committee (including Rachel Simmonds and Kenneth Pennington) releases its first media release, explaining the importance of the the UN Resolution confirming the Right to a Health…

Submission on Federal Climate Change Bill

August 16, 2022

NELA welcomes the Australian Government’s decision to legislate a national emission reduction target, but urges the Australian Government and the Parliament to work together to rapidly increase the nation’s efforts…

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Submission on proposed changes to EPBC Act recovery plans

November 5, 2021

NELA is concerned to see a retreat from using Recovery Plans as the standard instrument for the conservation and recovery of threatened species and ecological communities, before the 38 recommendations…

Submission on the Native Vegetation Policy for Western Australia

October 25, 2021

The West Australian division of the National Environmental Law Association (NELA(WA)) made the below submission on the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) draft: Native Vegetation Policy for Western…

Submission on Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Draft Guideline: Native Vegetation Referral

August 5, 2021

The below submission was made on behalf of the West Australian division of the National Environmental Law Association (NELA(WA)), and endorsed by the national NELA board, regarding the Department of…