ANEDO Report - An assessment of the adequacy of threatened species & planning laws in Australia

Assessment of the adequacy of threatened species & planning laws (Dec 2012)

This report was commissioned by the Places You Love Alliance of more than 35 environment groups and prepared by the Australian Network of Environmental Defender’s Offices Inc (ANEDO).

Based on feedback from EDO offices in each State and Territory, this report outlines the legal framework for managing threatened species in each jurisdiction and identifies some of the key issues in terms of: strengths and weaknesses of the relevant laws, an assessment of whether the laws are effectively implemented and enforced, and some analysis of the interaction of threatened species laws with planning legislation in each jurisdiction.

The report makes a number of key findings.

Our analysis confirms the finding that no state or territory meets all the core requirements of best practice threatened species legislation.

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