Bulletin - March 2017

Bulletin

VIC - Biodiversity - Review of Flora and Fauna Act
VIC - Construction - Inspection blitz underway
Australia - Biosecurity - NEBRA Discussion paper released

VIC - Biodiversity - Review of Flora and Fauna Act

A consultation paper has been released seeking public comment on possible improvements to the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. Proposed changes to the Act aim to prevent the further decline of native species and better address the impacts of climate change on biodiversity. Due to a high level of interest, the submission period has been extended for 2 weeks from 13 March 2017. Comments have now closed. More.

VIC - Construction - Inspection blitz underway

WorkSafe inspectors will be conducting an inspection blitz of construction sites to ensure that risks from falling objects are being controlled. WorkSafe statistics indicate more than 860 construction workers have been injured since 2010 by falling objects. More.

Australia - Biosecurity - NEBRA Discussion paper released

A discussion paper for the 5-year review of the National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (NEBRA) by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments has been released for public comment. The NEBRA established the national arrangements for responding to significant pest and disease incursions where there are predominantly public benefits. The discussion paper provides background to the NEBRA and highlights themes for discussion under the review. Comments close 17 March 2017. More.