Freedoms Inquiry on Traditional Rights and Freedoms

ANEDO submission to the Freedoms Inquiry on Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws

EDOs of Australia has written submissions responding to two reports produced by the Australian Law Reform Commission as part of the ‘Freedoms Inquiry’.

Submission 1: 27 February 2015 - Download PDF
Our first submission explains why strong environmental laws are necessary, and argues that existing laws do not unduly encroach on private interests.

Submission 2: 21 September 2015 - Download PDF 
Our second submission sets out how the EPBC Act and the Water Act respond to modern environmental challenges, and why they are needed if Australia is to meet its international legal obligations. It also provides clear evidence that these Acts do not unduly infringe private property rights, and in certain instances actually protect private property from the impacts associated with development.