In this 2018 submission, we provide our overarching views on the draft EP laws and high-level commentary on key issues. We then set out more detailed comment on a selection of clauses in the draft Bill and draft Regulations (i.e. those clauses which we particularly support, or do not support and consider must be amended).

We also provide further analysis on obligations under international law with respect to consultation with indigenous communities in environmental impact assessment processes, given the apparent failure to appropriately integrate these important obligations into the draft EP laws.