Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s central piece of environmental legislation. It provides a legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places — defined in the EPBC Act as matters of national environmental significance. More about the EPBC Act

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In February 2014 the Minister decided not to list the Long lowland rivers of south east Queensland and north east New South Wales as a threatened ecological community under the EPBC Act.
16
Apr
2014
The TSSC is seeking comments on the review of the Natural Temperate Grasslands of the Southern Tablelands of NSW and the ACT ecological community; and the Hunter Valley Weeping Myall (Acacia pendula) Woodland of the Sydney Basin bioregion.
14
Apr
2014
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft assessment bilateral agreement with the Northern Territory.
07
Apr
2014
Nominations are now closed for the assessment period starting 1 October 2014, for any species, ecological communities or key threatening processes to be considered for listing under national environment law.
03
Apr
2014
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft assessment bilateral agreement with the Australian Capital Territory.
28
Mar
2014