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Environmental protection

Biosecurity Bill 2014

New biosecurity legislation has been developed to enable better management of the risks of animal and plant pests and diseases entering Australia and potentially causing harm to people, the environment and the economy.

Department of Agriculture

Biosecurity Risk Analysis

Provides science-based quarantine assessments and policy advice that protect Australia's favourable pest and disease status and enhance Australia's access to international animal and plant related markets.

Department of Agriculture

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC)

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.

Department of the Environment

Sea dumping permits

Permits are required for all sea dumping operations including dumping off vessels, platforms or other man-made structures and for burials at sea.  Australia has International obligations to prevent marine pollution by controlling dumping of wastes and other matter.

Department of the Environment

Species Profile and Threats Database

Provides information about species and ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Department of the Environment

Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement

Describes the agreement designed to support the forest industry to progressively transition to a more sustainable and diversified footing and to build regional economic diversity and community resilience.

Department of the Environment

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