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National Enviromental Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Aim of the Act is to ensure that people are equally protected from air, water, soil, and noise pollution through the establishment of a National Environment Protection Council (NEPC). The object of this Act is to ensure that, by means of the establishment and operation of the National Environment Protection Council— (a) people enjoy the benefit of equivalent protection from air, water or soil pollution and from noise, wherever they live in Australia; and (b) decisions of the business community are not distorted, and markets are not fragmented, by variations between participating jurisdictions in relation to the adoption or implementation of major environment protection measures.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

This legislation applies to farms operating in Victorira and ensures protection against air, water, soil and noise pollution.

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.