Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

Spotlight on the EPBC Act

Late-2013 saw plenty of activity around environmental assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act). On 16 October 2013, the Minister for the Environment announced a three-step framework for the implementation of the Federal Government’s ‘one-stop-shop’ … Continue reading

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Filed under changes to EPBC Act, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, EPBC, EPBCA

Productivity Commission announces inquiry into mineral and energy resource exploration

The Productivity Commission (Commission) has announced a 12 month inquiry into the non financial barriers to mineral and energy resource exploration. The inquiry was established on the recommendation of the Policy Transition Group, which noted that ‘a range of approvals … Continue reading

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