Midyear: Changes to Environmental Compliance, Developments in Energy Supply, Climate Change Policies and New Funding SEMINAR: SEPT 14, 2017

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Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)


In association with

Proud Principal Partner HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers


  • REGISTER – for Seminar
  • REGISTER – for Member Networking Drinks (commencing after Seminar. No charge)


The Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) together with proud Principal Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers have developed this Seminar to provide details of recent changes to environmental compliance; emerging issues; new developments in energy supply, security and price; new climate change policies and new funding that has recently become available from across Australia. 

The Seminar will conclude with AEBN Member Networking Drinks.  Please register for the Seminar and Member Networking Drinks (links provided above).



The Program will include:

  • Federal –

    • Developments to Energy supply, security and price in Australia

      • The Finkel report (report by Dr Allan Finkel, Australia’s chief scientist)

      • Update on Australia’s climate change and energy policy

      • The energy market

      • Need for change

      • Renewable energy sources and opportunities

      • New developments relating to –

        • reliability – Australia’s energy grid

        • price of energy bills

        • emissions and how emissions should be reduced  

    • Legal perspective on climate change obligations for businesses –

      • Directors duties and disclosure – new developments

      • Federal Government’s Review of Climate Change policies

    • Amendments to National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERs)

    • Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Landfill Gas) Methodology Determination

    • Per- and Poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – A regulatory response from across Australia –

      • Laws from across Australia 

      • Issues that companies should be aware of

      • Case studies – by the lawyers

      • Guidance documents on PFAS and benzo(a)pyrene contamination

    • National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) review – what will this mean for businesses

  • Victoria –

    • Details of the Victorian Climate Change Act 2017 – effective 1 November 2017

    • The Bill (currently before the Victorian Parliament) that will restructure EPA Victoria –

      • What does this mean for industry and businesses – a legal perspective

    • New consultations relating to EPA Reforms

    • Reviews relating to Waste Management, such as –

      • Amendments to interstate transport of non-liquid Prescribed Industrial Waste Regulations – Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009 – commenced July 2017

      • Review of Industrial Waste Resources Regulations (Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulation 2009 – to expire 2019

      • Waste update on Waste legislation (incl e-Waste)

    • 2017 Scheduled Premises Regulations

      • Details in the Regulations that will affect businesses

    • The new Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Regulations

    • New Fracking legislation in Victoria

      • A legal perspective on what this will mean

    • Other regulatory environmental changes

  • New South Wales –

    • ‘Return and Earn’ – the NSW Container Deposit Scheme

    • Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Regulation 2017 – effective 1 September 2017

    • Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2017 – effective 1 September 2017

    • Contaminated Land Management – Guidelines for NSW Site Auditor Scheme

    • Regulatory update of changes in NSW relating to environmental obligations for businesses

  • Queensland –

    • Container Refund Scheme legislation and banning of single use plastic shopping bags – commences 1 July 2018

    • A legal update of environmental changes and obligations of businesses for Queensland

  • South Australia | Western Australia –

    • SA Energy Security Target – commences 1 January 2018

    • Tight controls on landfills in WA
    • A legal update of environmental changes and obligations of businesses for South Australia and Western Australia 

  • Funding Opportunities for businesses –

    • NEW funding, grants and programs from across Australia

 **Additional matters will be included in this Program as they are announced by Governments.**



  • Tina Khoury – CEO, Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
  • Dr Meredith Gibbs – Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Dan McQuinn – Lawyer, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Gabby McMillan – Lawyer, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Kirsten Sugden – Paralegal, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Gayle Milnes – Asst Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Industry Branch, Federal Dept of Environment and Energy
  • Matt Drum – Director, Ndevr Environmental
  • Chris Webb – Exec Director, Practice and Assurance, EPA Victoria
  • Tim Eaton – Exec Director, Assessments, EPA Victoria
  • Alex Young – Director, Community and Behavioural Change, Waste Branch, NSW EPA
  • Jeff Cefai – Director, Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET)
  • Bryn Honeyman – Assist. Director, NPI & National Waste Reporting, Federal Dept of Environment and Energy 
  • Philip Link – Principal Sydney, Ndevr Environmental
  • Claire Bright – Senior Consultant, Ndevr Environmental
  • Alannah Pentony – Director, NPI & Hazardous Waste Section, Federal Dept Environment and Energy


The Seminar will conclude with AEBN Member Networking Drinks from 4.15pm to 6.00pm on 14 September 2017 at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Seminar Room, L26, 530 Collins Street Melbourne.  

This is an opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new contacts.  This event is for Members and delegates attending the Seminar on 14 September 2017.  

Please REGISTER early to attend! 

The Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) wishes to thank our Principal Partner – HWL Ebsworth Lawyers of the –

  • AEBN Midyear Changes to Environmental Compliance and New Funding Seminar (8.45am to 4.00pm, 14 September 2017) and
  • AEBN Networking Drinks (4.15pm to 6.00pm, 14 September 2017)
**The AEBN reserves the right to alter any part of the program and presenters, should it be necessary.**  


Midyear: Changes to Environmental Compliance, Developments in Energy Supply, Climate Change Policies and New Funding SEMINAR: SEPT 14, 2017
September 14, 2017 8:45 AM
September 14, 2017 4:00 PM
Presented by:
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
May 3, 2017
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
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L26, 530 Collins Street, MELBOURNE, Australia
$495 AEBN Member and HWL Ebsworth clientele
$555 early bird until 1 Sept 2017; $585
Early bird parking surrounds the venue
Public Transport:
Train: Southern Cross Station and tram to venue
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