New environmental laws

Labor took a comprehensive suite of policies to the last election, which included a proposal that would have seen a new Environmental Protection Act, and the establishment of an Environmental Protection Authority, both significant reforms in this area. 

Because Labor was not successful at the election, we will not have the opportunity to implement our policies.

Labor is concerned about the future of environmental protection in Australia under the re-elected Morrison government.

It is imperative that Australia has a coordinated framework through which to protect the environment and manage developments appropriately, but instead we have a government that is fundamentally anti-science, and engulfed in scandals.

The ten-yearly independent review of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act is due to commence by October this year. The government has not yet released information about whether public submissions will be invited.

I encourage you to contact the Minister if you have concerns. She can be reached at:

The Hon Sussan Ley MP
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

or at email [email protected]

Alternatively, you can email me at [email protected] and I will pass on your concerns.

Labor will continue to work with stakeholders and leaders in this area to hold the Morrison government to account for the government’s failure to protect the environment.

It is critical that Australians join the fight against the Morrison government’s horrendous record of environmental mismanagement.


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