Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021 seeks to amend parts of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) to introduce a moratorium on the clearing of koala habitat. It would prevent the Minister from approving an action under the EPBC Act where that action consists of or involves the clearing of koala habitat, as well as remove the exemption of Regional Forest Agreements from requirements of the EPBC Act where there is, may, or is likely to be a significant impact on koalas.

The closing date for submissions is 8 April 2021.

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
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
ec.sen@aph.gov.au