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Finkel to conduct limited review of offshore oil and gas exploration

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has instructed Chief Scientist Alan Finkel to review assessment procedures for oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight, but has told him not to examine whether it should be a drilling-free zone.

EPBC Act needs accredited consultants, report says

The EPBC Act should be supported by a scheme that lists acceptable consultants, and the Federal Government should create a $1 billion fund to help proponents protect the environment, says a new report.

Environment law and policy tracker

Highlights include a new EPBC study and several court decisions. Jobs include advisor to WA's Environment Minister, senior climate posts in Victoria, head of environment policy in Tasmania, and jobs with AdBri and Melbourne City Council.

Environment law and policy tracker

Highlights include new bills, grant offers, and consultations on regulations and policies. Jobs include a senior climate post in Queensland, and vacancies with South Pole, CPB Group, and state agencies.

Environment law and policy tracker

Highlights include a review of rules for earning carbon credits from facility upgrades. Jobs include positions with SunWater, Cardno, Umwelt, the Clean Energy Regulator, and councils.

ERF review to consider the role of coal

A new review of an Emissions Reduction Fund method that is designed to allow large facilities to earn carbon credits will examine the eligibility of projects at coal-fired power stations.

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