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

On 28 July 2022 the Senate referred the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021 to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by the 8 February 2023

All correspondence and evidence previously received for the inquiry of the 46th Parliament has been made available to the new committee. This means that submissions already provided to the committee about this issue do not need to be re-submitted, however supplementary submissions would be welcome. The committee intends to refer to the evidence received during the 46th Parliament.

The closing date for submissions is the 30 September 2022.

 

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
ec.sen@aph.gov.au

About this inquiry

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.
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Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

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The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)

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