The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts has commissioned an independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), which is required to be reviewed every 10 years. This is the first review of the EPBC Act since its commencement on 16 July 2000. The review will assess the operation of the EPBC Act and the extent to which its objects have been achieved.
Community participation in the review is encouraged through public consultation sessions and opportunity to make submissions.
Public submissions are due 19 December 2008. Further information is available on the review Website, including how to make a submission, terms of reference and the discussion paper.