The NFF’s 30 May 2014 submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment opposes Government recovery of costs for agriculture referrals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). In NFF’s view cost recovery from agriculture will not achieve the objectives of the EPBC Act, and indeed may result in negative environmental outcomes.
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