Changes to environmental laws in 2017

It's set to be a busy year for environment managers across Australia, with a raft of changes to environment and planning legislation and policy enacted in late 2016 and proposed for 2017.  I presented a national update to the Australian Environment Business Network on some of the key areas of reform: chemicals, waste, planning and biodiversity.  Recent case law also indicates a renewed focus on liability for management systems and the need to get the basics of compliance right - namely implementation of procedures and training.  Have a look at an abridged version of my presentation for a quick overview of key regulatory developments, and get in touch if you'd like an executive briefing on the issues.