Legislating ambition: Climate Change Bill 2022

The Federal Government has tabled its Climate Change Bill 2022 (the Bill) which – if passed – will enshrine into law the Government’s emissions reduction targets. A second bill, the Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022 (the Amendments Bill) would define these targets as objectives of a range of government agencies and programs. Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 18

By Timothy Stutt and Kathryn Pacey Episode 18 – The need for speed (and pragmatic pathways) with Dr Chris Greig, Princeton University Tim Stutt and Kathryn Pacey are joined by Dr Chris Greig, Princeton University to discuss the energy transition, industry decarbonisation, technology and investment. Dr Greig shares the origin story and highlights of Net-Zero America, … Read more

19 projects under the EPBC Act the subject of reconsideration requests

The Environment Council of Central Queensland has submitted reconsideration requests for 19 projects under section 78A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act). The projects are all coal and gas projects, principally but not exclusively in Queensland, that are currently undergoing assessment under the EPBC Act. Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 17

By Timothy Stutt, Melanie Debenham and Kathryn Pacey Episode 17 – Environment: “New government, who dis?” – Australian Federal Election results with Kathryn Pacey Melanie Debenham and Tim Stutt are joined by Kathryn Pacey to break down an historic election where climate change featured prominently. The first six weeks of a new government have provided … Read more

New 80 per cent reduction by 2030 commitment for WA government emissions

Premier Mark McGowan and Climate Action and Environment Minister Reece Whitby have announced today that Western Australia will be committing to a whole-of-government reduction target in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 80 per cent below 2020 levels by 2030. This commitment goes beyond that currently contained in the Western Australian Climate Policy. At this point, … Read more

New Government, new Minister, new Federal environmental laws?

Going into the recent Federal election, the Australian Labor Party committed to establishing an independent Environment Protection Agency and providing a full response to the review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth). With the new Ministry now sworn in, we look at what changes these commitments might bring. Read more