New Laws, Compliance and Funding from across Australia for Business in 2019 

Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)


In association with

Proud Principal Partner – Russell Kennedy Lawyers

Russell Kennedy Lawyers1 March 2019  –  
8.45am for 9.00am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Conference Rooms, Russell Kennedy Lawyers, L12, 469 La Trobe Street Melbourne

Dr Cathy Wilkinson – CEO EPA Victoria
Prof Mark Howden – Vice Chair, IPCC

PLAN FOR 2019  

A number of significant changes from across Australia on environmental laws are currently taking place and are scheduled for released in 2019.  In Victoria, a complete overhaul of the Victorian environmental Act has taken place – the first since 1970.   This means, new environmental Regulations for Victoria will be released in 2019 and will change the way you will be required to manage your organisation’s environmental obligations and responsibilities.

To assist you, the Australian Environment Business Network’s (AEBN) together with proud Principal Partner, Russell Kennedy Lawyers has scheduled the forthcoming 2019 AEBN National Conference:  Environment, Climate Change and Energy to provide details of the changes expected OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS on environmental laws and compliance from across Australia; a scientific up-to-date on the state of climate change; the latest energy developments and funding from across Australia for business in 2019.  The Conference will cover changes within the Commonwealth, VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, WA, NT and TAS jurisdictions. 

You will hear an all-round perspective by the Regulators, leading environmental lawyers – Russell Kennedy, environment, climate change and energy experts – to assist you in understanding IF, HOW and WHEN change should be implemented within your business operations. 

The Conference will be held at 8.45am for 9.00am to 4.30pm on Friday 1 March 2019 at the Conference Rooms, Russell Kennedy Lawyers, L12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.


  • FACILITATOR:  Annette Rush, Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

  • Tina Khoury – CEO Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
    • Opening – Welcome and Introduction

Climate Change – 

  • KEYNOTE:  Prof Mark Howden – Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Director of Climate Change, Australian National University
    • State of play on Climate Change

Victoria –

  • KEYNOTE:  Dr Cathy Wilkinson – CEO, EPA Victoria
    • New Directions of EPA Victoria
    • The implementation of the new legislation and the release of new regulations… 
    • EPA’s expectations of industry and business on compliance in 2019

  • Stefan Fiedler – Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers
    • A legal perspective on –
      • the legal risks to businesses relating to new Victorian environmental laws, the new expectations of EPA Victoria towards businesses and the new penalties and enforcement…
      • and more…

New South Wales –

  • Mark Gifford – Acting Chair & CEO, NSW EPA (Invited)
    • 2019 key priorities of NSW EPA 
    • The new compliance regime
    • Details of new laws for businesses in 2019, including
      • the new NSW Waste Regulations – and what this will mean to businesses
      • and more…

Queensland –

  • Tony Roberts – Deputy Director-General, Environment Policy and Planning, Queensland Dept of Environment and Science (DES)
    • Details of new environmental compliance obligations in 2019 for businesses with operations in Queensland, including –
      • New Regulations for waste facilities
      • New QLD Waste levy
      • Legislative reforms for resources sector
      • New QLD Bill that compels a polluter to notify the public of any health risks associated with their pollution; and 
    • The QLD Regulator’s new key priority focus and initiatives for 2019

South Australia –

  • Tiana Nairn – Waste Reform Program Manager, Policy, EPA SA
    • New directions of EPA SA, the programs and initiatives available to organisations
    • Details of the Amendments to the Environment Protection Act – what will this mean to businesses with operations in SA
    • SA Waste Reforms – update
    • Radiation Protection and Control Bill 2018 
    • Other key changes expected in 2019 on environmental obligations for businesses

Federal –

  • James O’Toole – Asst Sec. Electricity Branch Energy Division, Federal Dept of Environment and Energy (Invited)
    • New energy developments for business in 2019

  • David Parker – Chair & CEO, Clean Energy Regulator (Invited)
    • Compliance obligations of business for the next 12 months

Federal | WA | NT | TAS | ACT – 

  • Gabrielle Guthrie – Principal, Guthrie Legal
    • Details of key environmental compliance changes, from a legal perspective, for businesses covering the Commonwealth, WA, NT, TAS and ACT

Funding and Grants from across Australia – 

  • Claire Bright – Senior Consultant, Ndevr Environmental (Invited)

Click REGISTER to attend the 2019 AEBN National Conference.

1 March 2019

Proud Principal Partner – Russell Kennedy Lawyers

Russell Kennedy Lawyers

The Conference will conclude with AEBN Member Networking Drinks from 4.30pm to 5.30pm on 1 March 2019 at the Conference Rooms, Russell Kennedy Lawyers, L12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.  

The Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) together with proud Principal Partner, Russell Kennedy Lawyers invites all AEBN Members, including delegates attending the 2019 AEBN National Conference on 1 March 2019, to attend the forthcoming AEBN Member Networking Drinks.  This is an excellent opportunity for Members and delegates to catch up with friends and meet new contacts in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.   

The AEBN wishes to sincerely thank proud Principal Partner, Russell Kennedy Lawyers.

Click REGISTER to attend AEBN Member Networking Drinks.

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