Submissions

Law reform submissions made by LFF

Inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority

Submission to the Independent inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority calling for EPA to be empowered to undertake Victorian public forest regulation and compliance

November 4, 2015

Review of the Code of Practice for Timber Production in Victoria

Submission to the Victorian Government review of the Code of Practice for Timber Production in Victoria

April 4, 2014

Opposing the transfer of Commonwealth Government responsibilities under the EPBC Act to the States

Lawyers for Forests' members signed onto the letter opposing the transfer of Commonwealth government responsiblities under the EPBC Act to the States.

September 3, 2013

Barmah ‘Ecological Thinnings’ Trial

Submission on EPBC Act Referral: Barmah 'Ecological Thinnings' Trial. The proposed logging trial has been poorly designed and directly contradicts the management objectives of this significant protected area.

January 23, 2013

Inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment

Submission to the Senate on the inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill

January 18, 2013

Inquiry into the effectiveness of threatened species and ecological communities’ protection

Submission to the Senate on the inquiry into the effectiveness of threatened species and ecological communities' protection in Australia. Evidence given by LFF to the Enquiry

December 14, 2012

Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004 review

Submission to the Victorian Department of Primary Industries on the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004 review

October 4, 2012

Review of the Code of Forest Practice for Timber Production

Submission to the Victorian Department of Sustainability & Environment regarding the review of the Code of Forest Practice for Timber Production

February 1, 2012

Review of the Climate Change Act

Submission to the review of the Climate Change Act 2011

November 19, 2011

Letters to politicians on the Regional Forests Agreement Bill

We are extremely concerned at the prospect of a Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) Bill being laid before Parliament. We write to express our concerns, and ask that we be consulted on the form of any proposed RFA legislation

August 3, 2011

Climate Policy on the carbon pollution reduction scheme

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Climate Policy on the carbon pollution reduction scheme draft legislation

April 9, 2009

REVIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ACT

Submission to the Commonwealth Government independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)

January 30, 2009

ENQUIRY INTO THE OPERATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ACT

Submission to the Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee Enquiry into the operation of the Environment Protection & Biordiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)

September 23, 2008

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

Submission to the Department of Climate Change on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Green Paper

September 10, 2008

Land and Biodiversity at a time of Climate Change

Submission to the Department of Sustainability & Environment in response to the Land and Biodiversity at a Time of Climate Change - Green Paper

July 24, 2008

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW “FIRE BREAKS” IN VICTORIA ’S CENTRAL HIGHLANDS:

Public comment under the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) on referral with Reference Number 2007/3897, submitting that the further construction of "fire breaks" in the Central Highlands by the Victorian Department of Sustainability & Environment is a controlled action because it will have a significant impact on threatened species. With Attachments 1 2 & 3

December 21, 2007

LOGGING IN STATE FORESTS SUPPLYING WATER TO MELBOURNE:

Submission to the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment regarding a study being conducted into the phasing out of logging in State Forests from which water is supplied to Melbourne

October 29, 2007

River Red Gum Submission

Submission to the Victorian Environment Assessment Council regarding the River Red Gum Forests Investigation Draft Proposal Paper, supporting the creation of new and larger National Parks and Reserves to assist the rehabilitation and protection of River Red Gum forests along the Murray River

October 8, 2007

BREACHES & PROSPECTIVE FURTHER BREACHES OF THE EPBC ACT

Complaint made by Lawyer for Forests and The Central Highlands Alliance to the Compliance and Enforcement Section of the federal Department of the Environment and Water Resources regarding breaches of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) arising from the construction of a lineal logging coupe (called a "fire break") in National Park and threatened species habitat,

February 15, 2007

ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE LEGISLATION AMENDMENTS BILL

Emergency Submission to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendments Bill (No. 1) 2006 (Cth)

October 27, 2006

APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY LISTING MOUNT BAW BAW AND ESCARPMENTS: A SITE OF NATURAL SIGNIFICANCE

Application for emergency listing of Mount Baw Baw and escarpments under Section 324F of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth). Together with the Central Highlands Alliance.

September 12, 2006

Investigation into the logging of Goolengook, East Gippsland

Submissions to the Victorian Environment Assessment Council on the investigation into the logging of Goolengook, East Gippsland

August 3, 2006

Purported Draft Variation of the Code of Practice for Timber Production

If logging is to continue, LFF believes that, among other things, the logging must be better managed and far greater consideration given to the conservation of Victoria's remaining native forests.

June 5, 2006

Purported Draft Variation of the Code of Practice for Timber Production Document

By submitting this document, the environment organisations do not sanction the current approach taken to native forest management in Victoria. The purported proposed code can be accessed here

March 27, 2006

Proposed Sustainable Forests (Timber) Regulations

A copy of the proposed regulations is available here

January 14, 2006

Grazing in Victoria’s Alpine National Parks

LFF welcomes the Government's announcement that it will not renew grazing licenses in the Alpine National Park.

July 6, 2005

Grazing in the Alpine National Park

LFF believes cattle grazing licenses should not be renewed and cattle grazing should be removed from the park.

June 18, 2004

Sustainable Forests (Timber) Bill

Submission to The Honourable John Thwaites MP, Minister for Water & Environment, Department of Sustainability & Environment, regarding the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Bill

May 21, 2004

Submission on Environment Effects Act and Procedures

Submission to the Advisory Committee appointed to advise the Minister for Planning

August 26, 2002

Statement on Forests Legislation (Amendment) Bill

The Forests Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2002, (“the Bill”) attempts to make the current situation even more unsustainable. In addition, LFF believes that the Bill is fundamentally flawed in the way it is drafted.

June 16, 2002

Box Ironbark Forests and Woodlands Investigation

Submission to The Implementation Panel appointed to advise the Government on the Environment Conservation Council Final Report – Box Ironbark Forests and Woodlands Investigation

December 17, 2001

Timber License Renewal Project

Submission to the State Government of Victoria and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment on the Timber License Renewal Project

December 16, 2001

Silicon Smelter at Lithgow

Submission to the Environmental Impact Assessment Process

December 10, 2001

Submission on the proposed Peaceful Assemblies Bill (Vic) 2001

LFF opposes the Peaceful Assemblies Bill for the reasons outlined in this submission.

July 30, 2001