On 16 April 2024, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek announced that rather than introducing the full
package of legislation implementing the Nature Positive Plan, the Federal Government will implement
reforms to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) in stages, with the new federal Environment Protection Australia (EPA) established by stand-alone legislation in ‘stage two’. The new EPA will be responsible for enforcement and compliance of various national environmental laws,as well as approval and assessment decision-making under the existing EPBC Act.

Read the full briefing note on Environment Protection Australia: