The Australian Government has announced an independent review of the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cwth), as required every 10 years. The EPBC Act is the most important piece of legislation underpinning Australian environmental law and protects matters of national environmental significance. These include:
- world heritage properties
- national heritage places
- wetlands of international importance
- threatened species and ecological communities
- migratory species
- Commonwealth marine areas
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
- nuclear actions (including uranium mining)
The Moreton Bay Foundation is working on a submission and encourages others with an interest to so.
Previously due in February, the submission date has been extended to Friday 17 April 2020 due to the bushfires.
More information can be found here: