Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Federal Legislation,

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.

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
State/Territory Legislation,

The Act establishes a legal and administrative structure to enable and promote the conservation of Victoria’s native flora and fauna. It also provides a choice of procedure which can be used for the conservation and management of threatened species and communities.

The Act provides for the listing of threatened communities of flora, fauna and potentially threatening processes. Recent changes in 2020 gives effect to a consistent national approach to assessing and listing threatened species using the common assessment method (CAM) and, modernises the Act’s enforcement framework to include stronger penalties.

Conservation and Land Management Act 1984
State/Territory Legislation,

An Act to make better provision for the use, protection and management of certain public lands and waters and the flora and fauna thereof, to establish the Conservation and Parks Commission, and for incidental or connected purposes.

Environmental Protection Act 1986
State/Territory Legislation,

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
Federal Legislation,

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
State/Territory Legislation,

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.

Environment Protection Act 1997
State/Territory Legislation,

The Act provides a regulatory framework to help reduce and eliminate the discharge of pollutants into the air, land, and water. Objects of the Act include to protect and enhance the quality of the environment. to prevent environmental degradation and risk of harm to human health by promoting pollution prevention, clean production technology, reuse and recycling of materials and waste minimisation programs. The Act requires people who engage in pollutant activities to make progressive environmental improvements, and is administered by the Environment Protection Authority.

Nature Conservation Act 2014
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State/Territory Legislation,

The Act is the chief legislation for the protection of native plants and animals in the ACT and for the management of the conservation reserve network. The Act protects native plants and animals, and provides management authority for conservation lands. It provides the legal underpinning of nature conservation policy, management and action across the Territory.

Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994
State/Territory Legislation,

The Act is the primary environmental protection and pollution control legislation in Tasmania. It is a performance-based style of legislation, with the fundamental basis being the prevention, reduction and remediation of environmental harm. The focus of the Act is on preventing environmental harm from pollution and waste.

Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1976
State/Territory Legislation,

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.