Nature Repair Market Bill 2023 And Nature Repair Market (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2023
The Australian Environment and Planning Law Group (AEPLG) of the Law Council of Australia’s Legal Practice Section provided a submission to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee in relation to the Nature Repair Market Bill 2023 (NRM Bill) and the Nature Repair Market (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2023 (NRM Amendments Bill), (collectively, the Bills).
On 3 March 2023, the AEPLG made a submission to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (Department) during the second stage of public consultation undertaken in relation to what was then the exposure draft of the NRM Bill. A copy of that submission is attached to this correspondence.
Upon our review of the Department's publicly available stakeholder feedback document and the NRM Bill tabled on 29 March 2023, it appears that the issues raised in our previous submission have largely not been addressed in the NRM Bill or the NRM Amendments Bill.
Therefore we restate and adopt the comments made in our previous submission for the purposes of making this submission to the Standing Committee.