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EPBC Act: must the Minister assess indirect environmental impacts of referred actions?
(2004)
  • John Taberner
  • Mark Dwyer
  • Tim Power
  • Tony van Merwyk
  • Brad Jessup
Abstract
In December 2003, the Federal Court delivered a decision that requires the Commonwealth Environment Minister (Minister) to widen his inquiry into the environmental impacts of projects referred to him under the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act). A further case is currently before the Federal Court which should provide proponents of projects with more guidance on what matters the Minister will be required to investigate when a referral is received under the EPBC Act.
Keywords
  • Environmental law,
  • EPBC Act,
  • public interest,
  • Environmental effects
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Publication Date
July, 2004
Citation Information
John Taberner, Mark Dwyer, Tim Power, Tony van Merwyk, and Brad Jessup. "EPBC Act: must the Minister assess indirect environmental impacts of referred actions?" Local Government Reporter (2004) 2(7): 110.