D. Treaties and legislation

Australia’s international treaty obligations and Commonwealth legislation relevant to waste management and resource recovery includes:


Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal [1992] ATS 7
Minamata Convention on Mercury (done 10 October 2013, not yet in force)
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer [1989] ATS 18
Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade [2004] ATS 22
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants [2004] ATS 23
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer [1988] ATS 26
Waigani Convention to Ban the Importation Into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes Within the South Pacific Region [2001] ATS 17


Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989
Industrial Chemicals Act 2019
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994
Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000
Product Stewardship Act 2011

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