ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY FOR BUSINESS SEMINAR: Changes to laws, new developments and funding from across Australia – September 13, 2018

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Changes to laws, new developments and funding from across Australia 


Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)


In association with

Proud Principal Partner – Baker McKenzie  

Baker McKenzie
13 SEPTEMBER 2018 – 
8.45am for 9.00am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Baker McKenzie, L19, 181 William Street Melbourne


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


The Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) together with Baker McKenzie lawyers have developed this Seminar to provide the latest changes to Environmental laws and obligations, new developments on Energy for business, including Funding opportunities available from across Australia – to ensure you are up to date with your obligations and remain compliant.  

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


AEBN Member Networking Drinks – 13 September 2018

Please join us for AEBN Member Networking Drinks immediately after the Seminar from 4.30pm to 5.30pm on 13 September 2018.  Click  for details and Register.   

The AEBN wishes to thank Proud Sponsor – Baker McKenzie.  



The Program will include:


  • EPA Victoria’s new Environment Protection Amendment legislation (Victoria’s environment protection reforms):
    • A regulatory perspective of the details of the new Environment Protection Amendment legislation
    • A legal perspective of the legal risks to businesses of the new Environment Protection Amendment legislation
  • Changes to the functions of EPA Victoria and new reforms, including –
    • Victoria’s Air Quality Strategy 2019
    • EPA Victoria’s Science strategy for 2018-2023
    • Draft State Environment Protection Policy (SEPP) Waters
  • A legal perspective of recent Victorian key environmental risks to businesses, including –
    • New biodiversity legislation (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Amendment Bill) – what will this mean for businesses 
    • Review of Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations
    • Contaminated sites database and new Victorian landfills register
    • and more

New South Wales

  • A legal perspective of recent NSW key environmental risks to businesses 
  • NSW Water Reforms and the Water Management Amendment Bill 2018
  • NSW strategy on diverting waste from landfill by 75% by 2021
  • Reforms to NSW Environment State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP)
  • and more


  • A  legal perspective for business on the –
    • Changes to QLD’s Environment Chain of Responsibility laws – the impacts to business
    • Changes to waste levy for Queensland
    • QLD’s new Waste strategy – a legal perspective of the changes and impact to businesses with operations in Queensland
    • Review of QLD’s Energy legislation

South Australia

  • Update of Waste reforms for SA
  • A legal perspective of recent SA key environmental risks to businesses 

Western Australia

  • A legal perspective of recent WA key environmental risks to businesses, including 
    • Environmental non-compliance and incident reporting
    • Changes to licensing of premises accepting clean fill


  • Key national environmental obligations:  A legal perspective of recent Federal key environmental risks to businesses
  • Review of National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting
  • National Energy Guarantee (NEG):  An regulatory and industry perspective of the impacts and opportunities of the National Energy Guarantee 
  • Progress in delivering Australia’s 2020 Renewable Energy Target
  • Climate risk disclosure by companies – implementing the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations

Funding, Grants and Programs

  • The latest funding, grants and government programs available to you, from across Australia, will be presented

**Please note:  The Seminar Program will be updated as new environmental obligations are released by governments**



A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided to all delegates as well as the opportunity to Network with presenters and delegates during AEBN’s Networking refreshment breaks (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea). 



ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY FOR BUSINESS SEMINAR: Changes to laws, new developments and funding from across Australia – September 13, 2018
September 13, 2018 8:45 AM
September 13, 2018 4:30 PM
Presented by:
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
July 25, 2018
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