New assessment bilateral agreement in place for South Australia

The Federal and South Australian governments have signed a new bilateral agreement to streamline environmental assessments as part of the Commonwealth’s ‘One-Stop-Shop’ reform. The new agreement creates a single environmental assessment process that meets the strict standards and protections of both South Australian and Commonwealth law. This is another important milestone in reducing the regulatory…

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Strong commitment to environmental science with funding for new research

The Australian Government has confirmed its long-term commitment to environment and climate research with funding of $102 million over four years for the National Environmental Science Programme. The programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia’s environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. The research will ensure decisions about managing Australia’s biodiversity…

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Australia to host Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Sydney

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitment to host the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Sydney on 12 November 2014. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made the announcement in New York overnight at the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Summit. The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit will bring together ministers from countries across the region and leaders…

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South Australia must stop dumping e-waste and destroying business

The Commonwealth Government has recently been made aware of difficulties faced by some e-waste recycling businesses including disability service providers in South Australia and New South Wales. The scheme was designed by the previous federal Labor government, and states and territories. Having become aware of the issues facing these businesses, including Aspitech in South Australia,…

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