13 Feb 2002
Forestry and Conservation
The bill: gives effect to certain Commonwealth obligations under Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs); provides legislative support to the National Forest Policy Statement and Forest and Wood Products Action Agenda; and provides for the continuation of the Forest and Wood Products Council. Also amends the
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to ensure that it contains identical provisions to the proposed
Regional Forest Agreements Act 2002 in relation to its application to RFA forestry operations.