EPBC Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020

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The NCSSA does not support handing over decision-making power under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) to the States and Territories. Billed as 'streamlining', this reform would actually weaken national environmental protection because States and Territories are not resourced for, nor charged with the remit of, ensuring the adequate protection of Matters of National Environmental Significance as identified in the EPBC Act.

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