In response to the Independent Review of the EPBC Act released in December 2022 and in a bid to usher in a more environmentally conscious era, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment (DCCEEW) is spearheading the Nature Positive Reforms program. This comprehensive initiative introduces key elements such as National Environmental Standards, Regional Planning, and the establishment of the independent Environmental Protection Australia agency (EPA). The overarching goal is to...
The iconic and adorable koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a beloved Australian species that plays a vital role in maintaining the health and balance of our ecosystems. In south-east Queensland, there is a mapping system in place to identify and protect important koala habitat areas, as well as koala priority areas. This mapping supports the South-East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2020-2025 and koala conservation protections under development regulations, including the State planning...
The National Wild Dog Action Plan (NWDAP) 2020-30 has been finalised and endorsed by producers, peak farming bodies, the Australian Government, state governments and research and development corporations. The plan ensures control measures are evidence-based best practice and the most ethical and humane available.
The Queensland Government’s Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (VMROLA) was rejected by Parliament last night. The Bill was introduced to Parliament on 17 March 2016, and was referred to the Agriculture and Environment Committee.
The review focuses on reforming the management of protected animals under the subordinate legislation, including the Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006, the Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006, and the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006.
The current planning Act (the Sustainable Planning Act 2009) has been replaced with the new planning legislation, which was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 12 May 2016. The replacement legislation includes: The Planning Act 2015 The Planning and Environment Court Act 2015 The Planning (Consequential) and Other Legislation Act 2015
On the 3 May 2016, the NSW Government has released it’s proposed Biodiversity Reform Package. The Draft Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 is not released for public comment and submission period close on 28 June 2016. The resulting NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 will replace the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, Native Vegetation Act 2003, Nature Conservation Trust Act 2001, and the plant and animal provisions of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.