Environmental assessments and approvals

Environmental assessments and approvals – EDOs of Australia submission

June 2017 – Download: Submission; Attachment A; Attachment B; Attachment C 

This submission responds to an inquiry by the Australian Senate Select Committee on Red Tape about the effect of environmental assessment and approval ‘red tape’ on the economy and community.

In our submission, we reinforce the public interest nature of environmental assessment, reiterate our arguments against the delegating of Federal Government responsibilities for matters of national environmental significance to states and territories, and refer the Committee to the EDOs of Australia’s 10 best practice principles for environmental and planning laws.

Link to this submission’s page.