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Submission on the proposed changes to the Safeguard Mechanism

September 25, 2022
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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
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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…

Landscape photo of the Pilbara, Western Australia

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

August 29, 2022
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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
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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
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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…

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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