Faulty Environment Laws Finally Reviewed

Posted on: Tue 30 Jun 2020

A comprehensive review of Australia’s defective Federal environmental protection laws is due for a draft release later today.

Following a number of cases in which ancient heritage sites have been demolished over developments, particularly the Rio Tinto detonation of Pilbara from May, federal Auditor-General Grant Hehir disgraced the administration of Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. This has led to a comprehensive audit of the effectiveness of ‘environmental offsets’ and authorisation of mining operations.

Peter Burnett, Honorary Associate Professor, Australian Nation University College of Law, spoke to Radio Adelaide’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis about this upcoming review.

Image sourced: Wallpaper Flare

Produced by Leon Bishop


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