Sustainability > Legislation

Peak waste group criticises Qld Budget

13 June, 2024

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia has highlighted several missed opportunities in the Budget, including its handling of council levies and the issue of battery fires.


Govt sustainability initiatives welcomed by Engineers Australia

06 May, 2024

The Circular Economy Ministerial Advisory Group Interim Report and the Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy were praised as presenting a significant step towards sustainability.


Vic Govt proposes major changes to energy infrastructure

11 March, 2024

Under the proposed amendment, VicGrid will undertake all planning and consultation on energy projects, ensuring that community views are taken into account at the start of the planning process.


Parliament releases report on Australian food security

11 December, 2023

The Agriculture Committee's recommendations include creating a comprehensive National Food Plan and appointing a Minister for Food.


How climate risk assessment can help decarbonisation agenda

20 October, 2023 by Amy Steel, Climate Risk Expert and WA Leader, ENGIE Impact

In recent years there has been a global push for increased transparency on the financial implications of climate change.


2023 a key year for safeguard reform & sustainability disclosure

06 October, 2023 by Ilona Millar and Emily Morison – Gilbert + Tobin

For Australian businesses, few reforms have been more noteworthy than the introduction of long-awaited changes to the Emissions Reduction Safeguard Mechanism...


Preparation is key to conquering future mandatory non-financial climate reporting

16 August, 2023

Mandatory non-financial climate reporting is on its way and is set to reshape the landscape for investors, banks, corporations and trusts.


Senate establishes inquiry into greenwashing

04 April, 2023

Following encouragement from The Greens, the Senate has agreed to establish an inquiry into greenwashing by corporations in Australia.


Government encouraged to crack down on greenwashing

08 March, 2023

The Greens have welcomed the ACCC's announcement to investigate businesses for greenwashing, but have called for the government to go further in this area.


EVC endorses fuel efficiency standards

12 August, 2022

The Electric Vehicle Council has recommended that Australia use fuel efficiency standards, to prevent it lagging behind the rest of the world in EV adoption rates.


Climate Bill passes lower house

08 August, 2022

The Bill enshrines into law an emissions target of 43% by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050.


Global sustainability reporting standards drafts released

04 April, 2022

Two draft reporting standards relating to the disclosure of sustainability-related and climate-related financial information have been released by the ISSB.


ACOR recommends ministerial position for circular economy

18 March, 2022

The peak body for recycling in Australia has recommended the creation of a ministerial position dedicated to the circular economy.


Government policy catching up to industry on net zero targets

25 October, 2021

The National Party of Australia has finally agreed to support, 'in principle', a net zero by 2050 policy, which has already been embraced by the agriculture and mining sectors.


National Plastics Plan tackles problematic plastic

05 March, 2021

The Australian Government has released its National Plastics Plan 2021, proposing a wide range of APCO-led initiatives to fight plastic waste.


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