Law Reform Submissions

Submission on proposed changes to EPBC Act recovery plans

November 5, 2021
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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
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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
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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…

Submission on the Environmental and Other Legislation (Reversal of Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) Amendment Bill 2021

July 20, 2021
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The National Environmental Law Association has lodged submissions on the Environmental and Other Legislation (Reversal of Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) Amendment Bill 2021 with the Queensland Parliament Health and…

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Submission to the Inquiry on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021 (Cth)

April 23, 2021
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The National Environmental Law Association welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021 (Cth). Read NELA’s submission…

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Draft Medium Density Code – Proposed amendments to the Residential Design Codes Volume 1 for medium density – Submissions (WA Branch)

April 20, 2021
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Set out below are the submissions made on behalf of the Western Australian division of the National Environmental Law Association regarding the consultation on the ‘Draft Medium Density Code’ and…

Submission to the inquiry into the Auditor-General Act 1997 (Cth)

January 21, 2021
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The National Environmental Law Association Ltd (NELA) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the review of the Auditor-General Act 1997 (Cth). Read NELA’s submission here.

Submission to the inquiry into the destruction of 46,000-year-old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

January 21, 2021
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The National Environmental Law Association Ltd (NELA) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the inquiry into the destruction of 46,000-year-old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of…

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Answers to questions taken on notice at 2 March 2021 public hearing – inquiry into the destruction of 46,000-year-old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

January 21, 2021
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NELA participated in the public hearing in Canberra on 2 March 2021 as part of the Inquiry into the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in…

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