Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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National Enviromental Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995
Type: State/Territory Legislation,
State: VIC

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.

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Type: Federal Legislation,
State: N/A

This Act provides a legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places - defined in the EPBC Act as MNES (Matters of National Environmental Significance). The Act is designed to provide a streamlined environmental assessment and approvals process where matters of national environmental significance are involved.

Environmental Protection Act 1986
Type: State/Territory Legislation,
State: WA

The Act provides for “the prevention, control and abatement of pollution and environmental harm, for the conservation, preservation, protection, enhancement and management of the environment and for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing”.

To protect the environment of the State by taking into consideration 5 key principles. 1: Precautionary principle, 2: intergenerational equity, 3: conservation of biological diversity and ecological integrity, 4: improved valuation, pricing, and incentive mechanisms, 5: principle of waste minimisation.

Nature Repair Act 2023
Type: Federal Legislation,
State: N/A

The bill seeks to establish a national voluntary biodiversity certificate. Where when a landowner undertakes an activity that enhances or protects biodiversity, they can apply for a biodiversity certificate. The Clean Energy Regulator acts as the approver of certificates in the market.

Nature Conservation Act 1992
Type: State/Territory Legislation,
State: Qld

The object of this Act is the conservation of nature while allowing for the involvement of indigenous people in the management of protected areas in which they have an interest under Aboriginal tradition or Island custom. The Act makes provisions to conserve and protect fauna, flora, and geological diversity found within the State. It makes provisions to categorises flora and fauna into three categories: ‘Vulnerable’, ‘Endangered’, and ‘Presumed Extinct’. A full list of threatened species updated monthly in the Threatened Species Listing Report.

Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1976
Type: State/Territory Legislation,
State: NT

The Act is responsible for how threatened species are protected and managed in the Territory. It establishes Territory Parks and other parks and reserves for the study, protection, and conservation of wildlife in the Territory.