This newsletter highlights the EDO's recent efforts to oppose the ACT Government's Environmental Offsets Policy and the Commonwealth/ACT Approval Bilateral Agreement for the "one-stop-shop" for environmental approvals. The EDO opposes offsets and has provided a submission to the ACT Government advising the best way to move forward whilst protecting the interests of the environment. The EDO also opposes the Bilateral Agreement because it may promote high risk or unsustainable development. See the law reform section of this newsletter for more information.
Spring also sees the release of a number of interesting reports, on the economy of mining, from the Australia Institute. A new ACT Water Strategy has been released on water security in the nation's capital. Also, a 'March for Climate Change' event has been scheduled for 21 September.