Almost a quarter of the disease burden and deaths in the world can be attributed to environmental factors. We cannot begin to alleviate this burden of ill-health unless we address the environmental pathways and antecedent causes.
We contend that delegating environmental approval powers to state and territory governments carries significant potential to compromise human health. DEA will present evidence that State and Territory health assessments as part of the EIS process are already flawed on many occasions and further delegation of powers is unwise.
Download the 2014 submission to the EPBC Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014
Download the 2013 submission to the EPBC Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012
Download the 2012 submission to the Taskforce on the proposed amendments to the EPBC Act