About this inquiry

The Committee inquired into and reported on the impact of ‘green tape’ and issues related to environmental regulation and deregulation.

Past Public Hearings

26 Jun 2014: Canberra, ACT
20 Jun 2014: Canberra, ACT
19 Jun 2014: Canberra, ACT


Inquiry Status

Report tabled


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Report - Streamlining environmental legislation: Inquiry into streamlining environmental regulation, 'green tape', and one stop shops

On Monday, 23 February 2015, the Committee tabled its report – Streamlining environmental legislation – Inquiry into streamlining environmental regulation, 'green tape', and one stop shops.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014 

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Preliminary pages

Foreword, Membership of the Committee, Terms of reference, List of abbreviations, List of recommendations

(PDF 121KB)
Chapter 1: Introduction
(PDF 62KB)
Chapter 2: Environmental regulation in Australia
(PDF 758KB)
Chapter 3: Assessment of the current system (PDF 129KB)
Chapter 4: The 'one stop shop' proposal (PDF 215KB)
Chapter 5: Other proposals for reform

(PDF 284KB)

Australian Labor Party Members' Dissenting Report (PDF 65KB)
Appendix A: List of submissions (PDF 43KB)
Appendix B: List of exhibits (PDF 74KB)
Appendix C: List of public hearings (PDF 45KB)
Appendix D: Processes under the EPBC Act (PDF 385KB) 
Appendix E: Other Commonwealth environmental regulation (PDF 36KB)
Appendix F: State and territory environmental regulation (PDF 55KB)

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