ALCA Submission to the EPBC Act Review Interim Report
ALCA welcomes the Interim Report to the Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC) Act.
We echo Professor Samuel’s strong and unambiguous conclusion that our environment is in a state of crisis and that strengthening of our environmental laws is critical to rectify this.
ALCA urges the Review Panel to make devolution of assessment and approval powers to the states conditional on an independent regulator. In the absence of a regulator, the approvals function should continue to reside with the Commonwealth.