Submissions to the Senate Inquiry into the EPBC Standards and Assurance Bill 2021 are now closed.

Please refer to the Senate Inquiry homepage for more information. 

Australia is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. With such incredible plants, wildlife and ecosystems, we have a vital responsibility to look after them, safeguard the air we breathe, the water we drink and the people and places we love.

The Morrison Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021 put before Parliament in late February is a small first step in improving our national environment laws. But it does little – if anything – to actually protect nature and wildlife in Australia, and it fundamentally ignores the recommendations from the independent review of our environment laws.

The Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee is keen to hear your views on the proposed legislation. 

The Inquiry is open for public submissions until Thursday 25 March 2021.

Use our detailed guide to help you draft your submission to the inquiry, then use the form on this page to send your submission

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