New biosecurity laws for the Bush Capital

Across Australia, invasive species threaten over three-quarters of listed threatened amphibians, birds, and mammals in addition to more than half of listed threatened plants, fish, reptiles and invertebrates.

The ACT is developing new biosecurity laws to bring the ACT in line with national and international reforms and better protect the region from biosecurity threats. Our analysis of the proposed laws was published in the Australian Environment Review in January 2019.

This article was first published in LexisNexis’ Australian Environment Review Vol [33] No [9]

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Regulating plastics in the Pacific

Next to climate change, plastics arguably represent the greatest environmental threat facing the planet today. In response, EDO NSW and EDO ACT have worked with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to produce a guide for policymakers and legislative drafters on regulating plastics in Pacific Island countries.

This Guide was included as an information document at UN Environment’s Fourth Intergovernmental Review Meeting (see the last information document listed at <>).

Download the Guide here.


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