On 25 February 2021, the Senate referred the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021 to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2021.
The Bill seeks to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and the Regional Forest Agreements Act 2002, to clarify that forestry operations covered by a Regional Forest Agreement are exempted from Part 3 of the EPBC Act.
An inquiry into the effects of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment.
An inquiry into the adequacy of Commonwealth laws and frameworks
covering the disclosure and reporting of sensitive and classified information.
Lessons to be learned in relation to the preparation and planning for, response to and recovery efforts following the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season
Inquiry into the Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Uyghur Forced Labour) Bill 2020.
The National Emergency Declaration Act 2020 enables the Governor-General to make a national emergency declaration in certain circumstances.
An inquiry into the Federal Government’s response to the drought, and the adequacy and appropriateness of policies and measures to support farmers, regional communities and the Australian economy
The committee will inquire and report on matters relating to the responsibilities for Commonwealth, state and territory governments arising out of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
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