Environment Laws with Teeth - Resources

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BRANCH INFO AND MOTION Environment Laws for the 21st Century Pack

WHAT'S THE CAMPAIGN ALL ABOUT? 

Environment Laws for the 21st Century Explained -  Campaign Information Booklet - more information on our key asks and why this reform is core Labor business. 

LABOR'S CURRENT COMMITMENTS TO ENVIRO LAW REFORM 

Labor's current commitments - both in the National Platform and in election commitments, 2016. 

CRITIQUES OF THE CURRENT ENVIRO LAWS 

Many different voices have been critical of the current environment laws - from the Business Council of Australia to the envrionmental NGOs, from the Federal Governrment's Hawke Review to the Productivity Commission. Many of the criticisms are shared by these diverse groups. Read LEAN's summary of these critiques here.

ENVIRONMENT GROUPS' DOCUMENT ON NEW ENVIRONMENT LAWS

A large coalition of Environment NGOs, including the Wilderness Society, the Australian Conservation Foundation, World Wide Fund for Nature, Humane Society and many state and local groups are campaigning for environment laws and institutions. See their take on the issue: 

A New Generation of National Enviromnent Laws

THE AUSTRALIAN PANEL OF EXPERTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (APEEL)

A panel of experts, including academics, practising lawyers and former judges have engaged in a long process of considering the weaknesses of current Federal environment laws and what reformed laws and institutions should look like. Their Blueprint is here:

Blueprint for the Next Generation of Australian Environmental Law

The expert panel's full website, including numerous technical papers informing its work is available here: www.apeel.org.au

 

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