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PDF version [ KB ]. The first is the environmental assessment regime for actions that are likely to have a significant impact on matters of national environmental significance. The second is the regime for biodiversity conservation, which includes, for example, processes for listing and managing threatened species, ecological communities and protected areas such as National and Commonwealth Heritage places and Commonwealth reserves , as well as provisions regulating wildlife trade.
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The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act EPBC Act , long title An Act relating to the protection of the environment and the conservation of biodiversity, and for related purposes , is an Act of the Parliament of Australia that provides a framework for protection of the Australian environment , including its biodiversity and its natural and culturally significant places. Enacted on 17 July , it established a range of processes to help protect and promote the recovery of threatened species and ecological communities , and preserve significant places from decline. Lists of threatened species are drawn up under the Act, and these lists, the primary reference to threatened species in Australia, are available online through the Species Profile and Threats Database SPRAT. As an Act of the Australian Parliament , it relies for its constitutional validity upon the legislative powers of the Parliament granted by the Australian Constitution , and key provisions of the Act are largely based on a number of international, multilateral or bilateral treaties. A number of reviews, audits and assessments of the Act have found the Act deeply flawed and thus not providing adequate environmental protection.
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Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council submission to the review. By way of context, Council is a statutory body corporate established under s of the Aboriginal Heritage Act Vic. Victorian AHA. More specifically these functions include:. In light of the statutory expertise of Council this submission to the initial phase of the Review will focus on issues relating the management and protection of Indigenous Cultural Heritage ICH within the Commonwealth environmental legislation framework.
The EPBC Act 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. In addition, the EPBC Act confers jurisdiction over actions that have a significant impact on the environment where the actions affect, or are taken on, Commonwealth land, or are carried out by a Commonwealth agency even if that significant impact is not on one of the nine matters of 'national environmental significance'.
Show all documents A method for risk analysis across governance systems: a Great Barrier Reef case study Secondly, current weaknesses in the Major Projects sub-domain present a high risk to reef health and cause allied economic and social implications. Problems in this sub-domain arise from weaknesses in regional strategic and local land use planning which could better guide major project development and avoid cumulative impacts. The once strong Coastal Planning sub-domain has also now become redundant.
Section A requires that an independent review of the Act must be undertaken within 10 years of the commencement of the Act. The review must be provided to the Minister who is required to cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within15 sitting days of that House after the Minister receives it. The appropriateness of current matters of National Environment Significance.
As environment is the sum total of all surroundings of a living organism, including natural forces and biodiversity is the degree of variation of life which measure the variety of organisms present in different ecosystems, we have to ensure the safety of environment and biodiversity for our own security. Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms on earth - the different plants, animals and micro-organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Despite these activities, mountains are still facing enormous pressure from various drivers of global change, including climate change. What is the issue? It plays a key role in the functioning of ecosystems and the provision of ecosystem services which are essential for human life and well-being. Without a global environment that is healthy and capable of supporting a diversity of life, no human population can exist. Biodiversity: The range of variation found among microorganisms, plants, fungi, and animals.
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