Interim report

Effect of red tape on environmental

18 October 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-668-3

View the report as a single document - (PDF 576KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee Membership (PDF 22KB)
Recommendations (PDF 19KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 138KB)

Conduct of the environmental inquiry and acknowledgement
Scope of the report
Regulatory framework for environmental assessment and approvals

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 310KB)

Value to the Australian economy
Review of the EPBC Act
Reform of environmental assessment and approval processes
Risk-based approach to environmental regulation
Commonwealth environment law
State/territory environmental assessment processes
Concluding comment

Dissenting Report by Labor Senators (PDF 10KB)
Additional Comments by Coalition Senators (PDF 8KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional documents (PDF 11KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 10KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3555
Fax: +61 2 6277 3899