Submission regarding the Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012
View submission Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012 (November 2012) (PDF, 253KB)
Carbon Price / Clean Energy Bill (August 2011)
Legislation to establish a national emissions trading scheme – the Clean Energy Future legislation – is now in force. We made a number of submissions on the legislation and drafted some guides to help the community understand the legislation.
View briefing paper (introductory) The Carbon Price Understanding the key details (PDF, 206KB)
View EDO Vic / NSW position paper on Draft Clean Energy Bills (PDF, 214KB)
View submission on the Clean Energy Legislative Package – draft bills (PDF, 278KB)
View submission on Inquiry into Australia’s Clean Energy Future – final bills (PDF, 214KB)
View submission to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (PDF,202 KB)
Planning System Review Ministerial Advisory Committee (August 2011)
In July 2011 the Government appointed a Ministerial Advisory Committee to review the planning system. The terms of reference are very broad with the Committee reviewing the entire planning system. We have produced a position paper outlining the top 4 requirements for an equitable and sustainable planning system.
We have also made a submission to the Committee outlining its recommendations for a better planning system.
View position paper Creating a sustainable and equitable planning system (PDF, 259KB)
View submission in response to Planning System Review 2011 (PDF, 230KB)
Environment Design and Public Health (June 2011)
We have made a submission to the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee in response to their Inquiry into Environment Design and Public Health.
View submission to Environment and Planning References Committee Inquiry into Environmental Design and Public Health (PDF, 128KB)
Coastal Climate Change Advisory Committee (May 2010)
The Coastal Climate Change Advisory Committee was established by the Victorian Government to examine whether the Victorian planning system can adequately deal with the impacts of the impacts of climate change on Victoria’s coast.
View submission in response to the Coastal Climate Change Advisory Committee Issues and Options Paper (February 2010) (EDO and VNPA submission) (PDF, 320KB)
Modernising Victoria’s Planning Act
In March 2009 DPCD released Modernising Victoria’s Planning Act – A discussion paper on opportunities to improve the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
View submission in response to discussion paper (1 May 2009) (PDF, 360KB)
DPCD then released five response papers as part of the review. The papers set out the Government’s proposed reforms of the Act. The papers were drafted in response to the issues and suggestions raised in public submissions to the discussion paper. We prepared a briefing note which highlights some of the changes proposed.
View briefing paper Modernising Victoria’s Planning Act (PDF, 150KB)
View further submission in response to the DPCD response papers (21 September 2009) (PDF, 119KB)
In December 2009, DPCD released for comment a draft Planning and Environment Amendment (General) Bill.
View submission in response to the draft Bill (12 February 2010) (PDF, 102KB)
ANEDO Submission on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme – draft exposure legislation (April 2009)
View submission ANEDO Submission on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme – draft exposure legislation (PDF 269KB)
National Carbon Offset Standard:Key Issues and Contention (February 2009)
The Federal Government released a discussion paper on a national carbon offset standard for public comment. Under the proposed Federal emissions trading scheme, voluntary action by individuals and companies to reduce their emissions will not, in some cases, reduce Australia’s overall emissions. We drafted an issues paper which helps to clarify the role of the offsets standard and discusses the issues surrounding voluntary action under an emissions trading scheme.
View issues paper National Carbon Offset Standard (PDF, 165KB)
Major Transport Projects Facilitation Bill (September 2009)
In August 2009 the Government introduced the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Bill into Parliament, aiming to streamline the approval process for major transport projects in Victoria. This Bill represented a major shift in the way transport projects are assessed and approved and yet there had been no formal public consultation. There are many aspects of the Bill which were of concern for public participation, environmental protection and good governance. This issues paper covers the background, a summary of the Bill and our concerns with the Bill.
View paper Issues and Concerns (PDF, 162KB)
Human Rights and the Environment (May 2009)
EDO Victoria and EDO NSW drafted a discussion paper which outlines which environmental rights could and should be protected through a human rights charter, and what environmental rights protection could do for the environment.
View submission The National Human Rights Consultation (15 June 2009) (PDF, 243KB)
Submission in response to ‘The role of VCAT in a changing world’ consultation paper (12 June 2009)
View submission The role of VCAT in a changing world (PDF, 88KB)
Submission in response to the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission’s A Sustainable Future for Victoria: Getting Environmental Regulation Right (May 2009)
View submission A Sustainable Future for Victoria (PDF, 360KB)
Submission in response to the State Government Land and Biodiversity Green Paper (July 2008)
View submission Land and biodiversity at a time of climate change (PDF, 240KB)
Submission on the Garnaut Climate Change review – Interim Report to the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments of Australia (April 2008)
View Submission on the Garnaut Climate Change review – Interim Report to the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments of Australia (PDF 372KB)
Submission in response to the Draft Victorian Coastal Strategy 2007 (31 January 2008)
View submission Draft Victorian Coastal Strategy 2007 (PDF, 73KB)
Submission to VicRoads Code of Practice for Native Vegetation Removal Background Paper (7 December 2007)
View submission VicRoads Code of Practice for Native Vegetation Removal Background Paper (PDF, 48KB)
Submission to the Melbourne 2030 Audit (September 2007)
View submission The Melbourne 2030 Audit (PDF, 48KB)
Submission in response to the State Government Land and Biodiversity White Paper discussion paper (June 2007)
View submission Land and biodiversity at a time of climate change (PDF, 140KB)
Submission to the First Biennial Assessment of the National Water Initiative (28 February 2007)
View submission First Biennial Assessment of the National Water Initiative (PDF, 225KB)