Footnotes

Footnotes

Chapter 1 - Background

[1]        Journals of the Senate, No. 29, 15 May 2014, p. 819.

[2]        Selection of Bills Committee, Report No. 5 of 2014, Appendix 3, 4, 5.

[3]        The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 2.

[4]        Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014, p. 3.

[5]        EPBC Act, ss. 3(1).

[6]        http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/legislation/environment-protection-and-biodiversity-conservation-act-1999/what (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[7]        http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/legislation/environment-protection-and-biodiversity-conservation-act-1999/what (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[8]        http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/legislation/environment-protection-and-biodiversity-conservation-act-1999/what (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[9]        http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/national-environment-law-basics-environmental-impact-assessments-and-approvals-projects (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[10]      http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/epbc-act-frequently-asked-questions (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[11]      EPBC Act, s. 130.

[12]      http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/national-environment-law-basics-environmental-impact-assessments-and-approvals-projects (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[13]      EPBC Act, s. 47.

[14]      EPBC Act, s. 29, s. 46.

[15]      Copies of the current assessment bilateral agreements may be found on the website of the Federal Department of the Environment: http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/environment-assessments/bilateral-agreements (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[16]      The one bilateral approval agreement that has been put in place relates to the Sydney Opera House, made in 2005: see Management Plan for the Sydney Opera House for the purposes of a Bilateral Agreement between the Australian Government and the State of New South Wales under section 45 of the EPBC Act relating to actions approved and taken in accordance with the accredited Management Plan, August 2005, http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/pages/59ca36d1-4581-4d7d-83d7-04b124d801b1/files/soh-accreditation.pdf (accessed on 04/06/2014). This agreement was replaced by a conservation agreement for the Opera House as a world heritage site after the agreement expired in 2010.

[17]      EPBC Act, ss. 46(4).

[18]      EPBC Act, s. 45, s. 49, s. 50.

[19]      A copy of the standards may be found at http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/pubs/mr20140328a.pdf (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[20]      EPBC Act, s. 57‑64.

[21]      Department of the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, The Australian Environment Act: Report of the Independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, October 2009 (Hawke report), http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/5f3fdad6-30ba-48f7-ab17-c99e8bcc8d78/files/final-report.pdf (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[22]      Hawke Report p. 28 http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/5f3fdad6-30ba-48f7-ab17-c99e8bcc8d78/files/final-report.pdf (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[23]      Australian Government, Australian Government Response to the Report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, August 2011, p. 11, http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/605a54df-7b33-4426-a5a8-51de24b29c71/files/epbc-review-govt-response.pdf (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[24]      The Hon. Tony Burke, Media Release, 'Reforms better for the environment, better for business', 24/08/2011, http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/archive/burke/2011/mr20110824.html (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[25]      COAG, Statement of Environmental Assurance Outcomes, July 2012, http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/0bfc6fde-8e57-4017-bea7-8a856bd7d2d5/files/environmental-assurance-outcomes.pdf (accessed on 29/05/2014).

[26]      Business Council of Australia, Discussion Paper for the COAG Business Advisory Forum, 10 April 2012, p. 5, http://www.bca.com.au/newsroom/discussion-paper-for-the-coag-business-advisory-forum (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[27]      Taylor L and Coorey P, 'Bid to Cut Green Tape Bogs Down in Detail', Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 2012.

[28]      Senate Standing Committee on Environment Communication and the Arts, The Operation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, First Report, March 2009 See in particular Chapter 4.

[29]      Senate Standing Committee on Environment Communication and the Arts, The Operation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, First Report, March 2009, p. 49.

[30]      Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, Report on the inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012, pp 1, 11–12.

[31]      Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, Report on the inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012, p. 29.

[32]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013, p. 2.

[33]      Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, Report on the inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions], p. 21.

[34]      Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, Report on the inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions], p. 31.

[35]      Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 1.

[36]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, pp 2, 7.

[37]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, pp 2, 11.

[38]      The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 3.

[39]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, pp 2, 18.

[40]      The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 2.

[41]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, p. 2; The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, pp 2–3.

[42]      Revised Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, p. 18.

[43]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, pp 2, 19, 20.

[44]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, p, 22.

[45]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, pp 22, 23.

[46]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, p. 22.

[47]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, pp 2, 27.

[48]      Department of the Environment, Cost Recovery under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) 'Environmental Assessments Frequently Asked Questions', 2014, http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/pages/07339a5b-6ca9-4923-899d-d9fb4a772a59/files/cost-recovery-faq_0.pdf (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[49]      See, for example, EPBC Act, s. 454.

[50]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014, p. 2. See also Department of Finance and Administration, Financial Management Guidance No 4: Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines, July 2005, p. 11, http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/finance-circulars/2005/docs/Cost_Recovery_Guidelines.pdf (accessed on 04/06/2014).

[51]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014, p. 2.

[52]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014, p. 2.

[53]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014, p. 2.

[54]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014, pp [5–13] (Note: the page numbering in the Explanatory Memorandum appears to be incorrect as page numbers 1-4 have be duplicated. Where brackets are used around page numbers, this refers to the physical page not the number used in the Explanatory Memorandum).

[55]      The Hon. Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 4.

Chapter 2 - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

[1]        Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, pp 2, 7.

[2]        Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 6.

[3]        See, for example, Dr Chris McGrath, Submission 1; Humane Society International, Submission 31; Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46; Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices, Submission 49; the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Submission 53; Environmental Justice Australia, Submission 54; Places You Love Alliance, Submission 55.

[4]        Places You Love Alliance, Submission 55, p. 2.

[5]        Australian Forest Products Association, Submission 4; Association of Mining and Exploration Companies, Submission 8; Premier of Queensland, Submission 13; Minerals Council of Australia, Submission 32; Business Council of Australia, Submission 45; Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited, Submission 52.

[6]        See, for example, Association of Mining and Exploration Companies, Submission 8, p. 2.

[7]        Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 4; see also Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 40.

[8]        See Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 1, 3. Mr Warne-Smith, Environmental Justice Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 11; Mr Brendan Sydes, Environmental Justice Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 12; Ms Rachel Walmsley, Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 25, 27; Mrs Alexia Wellbelove, Humane Society International, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 34.

[9]        Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 1, 3; Mr Warne-Smith, Environmental Justice Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 11; Mr Brendan Sydes, Environmental Justice Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 12; Ms Rachel Walmsley, Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 25, 27; Mrs Alexia Wellbelove, Humane Society International, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 34.

[10]      Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices, Submission 49, p. 1.

[11]      Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 8.

[12]      Dr Chris McGrath, Submission 1, p. 2; Dr Chris McGrath, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 67.

[13]      Mr Graham Short, AMEC, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 21; Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 40, 44; Ms Melanie Stutsel, Minerals Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 60.

[14]      Mr Graham Short, AMEC, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 21; Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 40, 44; Ms Melanie Stutsel, Minerals Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 60.

[15]      Mr Graham Short, AMEC, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 21; Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 40, 44; Ms Melanie Stutsel, Minerals Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 60.

[16]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 44.

[17]      Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 6.

[18]      Ms Rachel Walmsley, Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 31.

[19]      Mr Peter Cosier, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 52, 56.

[20]      Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Submission 53, p. 5.

[21]      Dr Chris McGrath, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 67.

[22]      Dr Chris McGrath, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 68.

[23]      Ms Melanie Stutsel, Minerals Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 60.

[24]      Mr Graham Short, AMEC, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 21.

[25]      Minerals Council of Australia, Submission 32, Attachment 1, p. 5.

[26]      Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 5; Dr Chris McGrath, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 70; Dr Yung En Chee, Submission 36, p. 7; Environmental Justice Australia, Submission 54, p. 9.

[27]      Environmental Justice Australia, Submission 54, p. 9.

[28]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 44.

[29]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 47–48.

[30]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 51.

[31]      Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 4; Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 40. See also The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 2.

[32]      Australian Network for Environmental Defender's Offices Inc, Submission 49, p. 1; see also Australian Network for Environmental Defender's Offices Inc, Submission 49, Attachment 2, 'COAG Environmental Reform Agenda, ANEDO Response—in defence of environmental laws', May 2012, p. 4.

[33]      See, for example, Dr Yung En Chee, Submission 36, pp 6–7; Ms Anne Daw, Round Table for the Roadmap of Unconventional Gas Projects in South Australia, Submission 37, p. 1; Medical Association for Prevention of War, Submission 43, p. 6; Friends of the Earth Australia, Submission 44, pp 2–3; Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, pp 4–5.

[34]      Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 1.

[35]      See, for example, The Wilderness Society, Submission 56, p. 3.

[36]      Dr Chris McGrath, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 70.

[37]      Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Submission 53, p. 2; see also Mr Peter Cosier, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 53.

[38]      Mr Sydes, Environmental Justice Australia Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 13; See also Ms Ruchira Tulukdar, Australian Conservation Foundation, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 2. Australian Network for Environmental Defender's Offices, Submission 49, p. 7.

[39]      Ms Rachel Walmsley, Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 28.

[40]      Environmental Justice Australia, Submission 54, p. 2; see also Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, p. 6; Australian Network for Environmental Defender's Offices, Submission 49, p. 6.

[41]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 40.

[42]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 42, 49.

[43]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 42–43, 49

[44]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 47.

[45]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 43.

[46]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 47.

[47]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 44.

[48]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 48.

[49]      Ms Kushla Munro, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 43.

[50]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 48–49.

[51]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 50.

[52]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 41.

[53]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 43.

[54]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 45.

[55]      Ms Ilona Millar, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 52.

[56]      See, for example, Mulgoa Valley Landcare Group Inc, Submission 14, p. 2; Hunter Environmental Lobby Inc, Submission 15, p. 2; Urban Bushland Council WA Inc, Submission 16, p. 2; Lock the Gate Alliance, Submission 24, p. 3; Owen Noonan, Submission 35, p. 2; Places You Love Alliance, Submission 55, p. 3.

[57]      Australia International Council on Monuments and Sites, Submission 58, p. 1.

[58]      Dr Yung En Chee, Submission 36, p. 7.

[59]      Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 1.

[60]      Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, p. 3.

[61]      Australian Network for Environmental Defender's Offices Inc, Submission 49, p. 2.

[62]      Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, Submission 50, p. 2.

[63]      Draft Approval Bilateral Agreement between NSW and the Commonwealth cl. 10; Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Budget Estimates 2014–15, Committee Hansard, 27 May 2014, p. 43.

[64]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Budget Estimates 2014–15, Committee Hansard, 27 May 2014, p. 44.

[65]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Budget Estimates 2014–15, Committee Hansard, 27 May 2014, p. 44.

[66]      See, for example, Dr Catherine Pye, Submission 10, p. 2; Mr Steve Burgess, Submission 17, p.1; Ms Anne Daw, Round Table for the Roadmap of Unconventional Gas Projects in South Australia, Submission 37, p. 3; The Green Institute, Submission 39, p.1; Medical Association for Prevention of War, Submission 43, p. 2; Ms Belinda Noonan, Submission 47, p. 1; Australian Network for Environmental Defender's Offices Inc, Submission 49, p. 9. See also, Mr Brendan Sydes, Environmental Justice Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 17.

[67]      Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, pp 3–4.

[68]      Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, p. 4.

[69]      Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, p. 4; Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 1–2; Mr Chris McGrath, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 69, 72.

[70]      Mr Brendan Sydes, Environmental Justice Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 17.

[71]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 41.

[72]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 41.

[73]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 41; see also Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 66.

[74]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 42, 49.

[75]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 49.

[76]      Department of Environment, Submission 33, p. 6.

[77]      Dr Chris McGrath, Submission 1, p. 165.

[78]      Dr Chris McGrath, Submission 1, p. 173.

[79]      The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 2; Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 40; Department of the Environment, Submission 33, pp 2, 5.

[80]      The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 2; Department of the Environment, Submission 33, pp 2, 5.

[81]      The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 2.

[82]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 40.

[83]      The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, pp 2–3; Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 5.

[84]      Ms Kushla Munro, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 43.

[85]      Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland - Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Inc, Submission 6, pp 1–2.

[86]      See, for example, Lock the Gate Alliance, Submission 24, pp 5–6; National Farmers' Federation, Submission 30, Supplementary submission, p. 2; Humane Society International, Submission 31, pp 1–2; Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, p. 5; Australian Network for Environmental Defender's Offices Inc, Submission 49, p. 4; Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, Submission 50, p. 8; Public Health Association of Australia, Submission 59, p. 3.

[87]      The Wilderness Society Inc, Submission 56, p. 4; Ms Ruchira Talukdar, Australian Conservation Foundation, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 5, 9; Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, pp 6–7; Mr Brendan Sydes, Environmental Justice Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 41

[88]      Lock the Gate Alliance, Submission 24, p. 5.

[89]      Ms Ruchira Talukdar, Australian Conservation Foundation, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 5; see also Ms Rachel Walmsley, Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 30.

[90]      The Wilderness Society, Submission 56, p. 4.

[91]      Ms Melanie Stutsel, Minerals Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 59.

[92]      Minerals Council of Australia, Submission 32, Attachment 1, p. 7; Business Council of Australia, Submission 45, p. 3; Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited, Submission 52, p. 3.

[93]      Humane Society International, Submission 31, p. 2; Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, p. 6; Australian Network for Environmental Defender's Offices Inc, Submission 49, pp 4–5. See also Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 8; Ms Rachel Walmsley, Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 28; Mrs Alexia Wellbelove, Humane Society International, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 36; Ms Ilona Millar, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 55.

[94]      WWF-Australia, Submission 34, p. 2; Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, p. 6; Environmental Justice Australia, Submission 54, pp 4–6. See also Mr Glen Klatovsky, Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 8; Ms Rachel Walmsley, Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 28; Mrs Alexia Wellbelove, Humane Society International, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 36.

[95]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 48.

[96]      Property Council of Australia, Submission 63, p. 2.

[97]      Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, p. 22.

[98]      WWF-Australia, Submission 34, p. 3; Medical Association for Prevention of War, Submission 43, p. 6. Friends of the Earth Australia, Submission 44, p. 3; Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, p. 6; Australian Network for Environmental Defender's Offices Inc, Submission 49, p. 6.

[99]      Australian Network for Environmental Defender's Offices Inc, Submission 49, p. 6.

[100]    Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 6.

[101]    Explanatory Memorandum, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, pp 2, 27. See also the Department of the Environment, Submission 33, pp 7–8.

[102]    Dr Yung En Chee, Submission 36, p. 6; Medical Association for Prevention of War, Submission 43, p. 5; Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, p. 6; Places You Love Alliance, Submission 55, p. 2; David Arthur, Submission 60, p. 5. See also Ms Ruchira Talukdar, Australian Conservation Foundation, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 8.

[103]    Humane Society International, Submission 31, p. 3; Dr Yung En Chee, Submission 36, p. 6; Medical Association for Prevention of War, Submission 43, p. 5; Australian Conservation Foundation, Submission 46, p. 6; Places You Love Alliance, Submission 55, p. 2; David Arthur, Submission 60, p. 5; Mary River Catchment Coordination Association, Submission 62, p. 3. See also Mr Brendan Sydes, Environmental Justice Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 17; Ms Rachel Walmsley, Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 28; Mr Peter Cosier, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 55.

[104]    Ms Kushla Munro, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 43.

[105]    Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 43.

[106]    Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 7.

Chapter 3 - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014

[1]        Department of the Environment, Cost Recovery under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) 'Environmental Assessments Frequently Asked Questions', 2014, http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/pages/07339a5b-6ca9-4923-899d-d9fb4a772a59/files/cost-recovery-faq_0.pdf (accessed on 04/06/2014); Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 40.

[2]        The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 4.

[3]        The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 4.

[4]        Places You Love Alliance, Submission 55, p. 5.

[5]        Friends of Grassland, Submission 41, p. 2.

[6]        Business Council of Australia, Submission 45, p. 4.

[7]        Ports Australia, Submission 3, p. 5; AMEC, Submission 8, p. 2; Minerals Council of Australia, Submission 32, p. 8; Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited, Submission 52, p. 4; Property Council of Australia, Submission 63, p. 3. See also, Mr Graham Short, AMEC, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 19.

[8]        Ms Melanie Stutsel, Minerals Council of Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 59.

[9]        Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited, Submission 52, p. 4; Property Council of Australia, Submission 63, p. 3; Urban Development Institute of Australia, Submission 65, p. 2.

[10]      Ports Australia, Submission 3, p. 5; AMEC, Submission 8, p. 3; Australia International Council on Monuments and Sites, Submission 58, p. 2.

[11]      AMEC, Submission 8, p. 3.

[12]      National Farmers' Federation, Submission 30, p. 2. See also Ports Australia, Submission 3, p. 6; Urban Development Institute of Australia, Submission 65, p. 3.

[13]      National Farmers' Federation, Submission 30, pp 1–6.

[14]      Ports Australia, Submission 3, p. 7; AMEC, Submission 8, p. 3; Minerals Council of Australia, Submission 32, p. 8; Business Council of Australia, Submission 45, pp 4-5; Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited, Submission 52, p. 4.

[15]      Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 8.

[16]      Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 3.

[17]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 40.

[18]      Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 40. See also Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 8.

[19]      Department of the Environment, Submission 33, p. 9.

[20]      The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 4.

[21]      The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 5.

[22]      Lock the Gate Alliance, Submission 24, p. 2.

[23]      The Hon. Mr Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment, House of Representatives Hansard, 14 May 2014, p. 4.

Australian Labor Party Senators' Dissenting Report

[1]        Department of the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, The Australian Environment Act: Report of the Independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, October 2009 (Hawke report), http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/5f3fdad6-30ba-48f7-ab17-c99e8bcc8d78/files/final-report.pdf (accessed on 20/06/2014); Australian Government, Australian Government Response to the Report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, August 2011, http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/605a54df-7b33-4426-a5a8-51de24b29c71/files/epbc-review-govt-response.pdf (accessed on 20/06/2014)

[2]        The Hon. Mr Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, House of Representatives Hansard, 16 June 2014.

[3]        Dr Rachel Bacon, Department of the Environment, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 45.

[4]        Mr Glen Klatovsky, The Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 5.

[5]        Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Cost Benefit Analysis – Reforms to Environmental Impact Assessments under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, p 2, April 2011, http://ris.finance.gov.au/files/2011/09/EPBC-Act-Environmental-Impact-Assessment-CBA.pdf (accessed on 20/06/2014)

[6]        Professor Rob Fowler, Private Capacity, Forum 4 Nature Speech, Adelaide 26 May 2014, p. 8.

[7]        Mr Glen Klatovsky, The Places You Love Alliance, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 3.

[8]        Business Council of Australia, Submission 45, p. 3.

[9]        Mr Peter Cosier, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. p. 53.

[10]      Mr Brendan Sydes, Environmental Justice Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 14.

[11]      Mrs Alexia Wellbelove, Humane Society International, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 32.

[12]      Ms Ruchira Talukdar, Australian Conservation Foundation, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 2.

[13]      Ms Rachel Walmsley, Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 27.

[14]      Mrs Alexia Wellbelove, Humane Society International, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 36.

[15]      ABC News, Federal Environment Department to shed 480 more public servants in latest round of job cuts, 7 April 2014, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-07/federal-environment-department-to-shed-more-jobs/5372702 (accessed on 20/06/2014)

[16]      Professor Stewart Lockie, The Conversation, 'Is the Coalition's Green Army good news for Landcare?', 6 September 2013, http://theconversation.com/is-the-coalitions-green-army-good-news-for-landcare-17936 (accessed on 20/06/2014); Professor Alan Pears, The Conversation, Billions axed in clean energy: renewable target is next, 14 May 2014, http://theconversation.com/billions-axed-in-clean-energy-renewable-target-is-next-26578 (accessed on 20/06/2014) Tony Allan, ABC Rural News, Landcare and research cuts in Budget, 13 May 2014, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-13/budget-overview/5441510 (accessed on 20/06/2014); Department of the Environment, Approval Abbot Point Terminal 0, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 Capital Dredging, Queensland, 10 December 2013, http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2011/6213/2011-6213-approval-decision.pdf (accessed on 20/06/2014)

[17]      Tom Arup, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia on notice over Great Barrier Reef's environmental damage, 18 June 2014, http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/australia-on-notice-over-great-barrier-reefs-environmental-damage-20140618-zsdts.html (accessed on 20/06/2014)

[18]      Dr Chris McGrath, Private Capacity, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 71.

[19]      Dr Chris McGrath, Private Capacity, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 72.

[20]      Mr Chris McCombe, Minerals Council, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p.60.

[21]      Ms Rachel Walmsley, Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 28

[22]      Mr Tom Warne-Smith, Environmental Justice Australia, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 11, p. 16.

[23]      Mr Bradley Tucker, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 55.

[24]      Dr Chris McGrath, Private Capacity, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 70.

[25]      Mr Graham Short, Association of Mining and Exploration Companies, Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p.24

Australian Greens Dissenting Report - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation)

[1]        The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012. The homepage of this Bill and second reading speech can be viewed here: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=s894

[2]        Committee Report, para 2.47, Senate inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012.

[3]        See the report One Stop Chop – How regional forest agreements streamline environmental destruction <http://www.edotas.org.au/one-stop-chop/>

[4]        ACF, submission 46, p. 2.

[5]        Dr Chris McGrath, submission 1, attachment 1, p. 25.

[6]        Environmental Justice Australia, submission 54, p. 6.

[7]        Environmental Justice Australia, submission 54, p. 5.

[8]        Australian Network of Environmental Defenders Offices, submission 49

[9]        Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 70

[10]      ACF, submission 46, p. 3.

[11]      Western Australian Auditor General, 2011, Ensuring Compliance with Conditions on Mining, <https://audit.wa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/report2011_08.pdf>

[12]      ACF, submission 46, p. 3.

[13]      Dr Chris McGrath, submission 1, attachment 1, p. 16.

[14]      Committee Hansard, 10 June 2014, p. 1.

[15]      Lock the Gate Alliance, submission 24, p. 5.

[16]      The Wilderness Society, submission 56, p. 4.

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