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The independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

The statutory review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) commenced on 29 October 2019. Professor Graeme Samuel AC was appointed as the independent reviewer. An Expert Panel supported and provided advice to Professor Samuel on specific issues. 

The review was undertaken to look at how the EPBC Act has been operating, and any changes needed for Australia to support ecologically sustainable development into the future. 

Indicative review timeline

Review announced
Discussion paper
Submissions closed
Interim Report
Final Report