Law Reform · Energy & Climate

EDO Qld supports Chain of Responsibility guidelines

23 November, 2016

Have your say: The Chain of Responsibility Guidelines have been released. Have your say on important new tools for government to hold industry to account. Submissions due 5pm Friday 25 November 2016.  

Click here to have your say!

These guidelines relate to the Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Act 2016 (Qld). This Act gives the government new tools to hold companies and related parties like former directors to account for environmental harm. So if the company goes into financial difficulty those tools can be used to avoid government and taxpayers picking up the tab for clean-up of contaminated sites, or for rehabilitation.

We encourage you to write to Minister Miles and the DEHP to express your support for the draft statutory guidelines and for their work in helping to protect Queensland taxpayers from financial and environmental risk with the Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Act 2016.

Send your comments on the draft guideline to DEHP at:

Strategic Compliance
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
SCConsultation@ehp.qld.gov.au

Click here for more information and to view other forms of making comments.
 
Send your congratulations and support to Minister Miles at:

Minister Steven Miles
Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
environment@ministerial.qld.gov.au

Environmental Defenders Office Queensland (EDO Qld) gives a strong legal voice to the environment when needed most.

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