Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021 [Provisions]

June 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-236-7

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List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Structure of this report
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Purpose of the bill
  Provisions of the bill
  Scrutiny of Bills Committee report
  Statement of compatibility with human rights

Chapter 2—Key issues

  Agreement on the need for environmental reform
  General support for the bill
  Schedule 1—Bilateral agreements and standards
  Schedule 2—Environment Assurance Commissioner
  Committee view

Labor Senators' dissenting report

Australian Greens' dissenting report : ‘Legislation for extinction’

Senator Rex Patrick's dissenting report : To the best standards

  Samuel’s Review
  Strong environmental standards
  Law, not regulation
  Ministerial discretion
  Environmental Assurance Commissioner
  Order of Events

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearing and witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526