Have your say - Open Policy Consultations
The ESA encourages its members to engage with policy development and consultation processes, to help promote the application of ecological principles and science in decision-making and natural resource management processes.
This page will list details of open policy consultations that may be of interest to ESA members. If you want to make a submission to any of the consultations but aren't sure how to go about this, please contact the VP (Public Policy and Outreach) Dr Bek Christensen. You can also view past submissions prepared by the ESA's Policy WG.
Offshore oil and gas exploration policy reforms - submissions due 8 December 2017
The Australian Government is considering policy changes to ensure the attractiveness of Australia’s offshore oil and gas exploration regime. A discussion paper has been developed as part of the public consultation process to seek feedback and alternative ideas. To view the discussion paper and make a submission, click here.
Threatened ecological community listing - Tuart woodlands and forests - submissions due 13 December 2017
The Department of Environment and Energy invites comment on the draft Conservation Advice for the ‘Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) woodlands and forests of the Swan Coastal Plain’ ecological community. This is currently being assessed to find out if it is a threatened ecological community under the EPBC Act. Details of the draft listing advice and on how to make a submission are available here.
Victorian Fire Management Strategy - feedback due 15 December 2017
The Victorian Government have released a discussion paper to inform development of a new Victorian Fire Management Strategy. The new Strategy will provide direction to achieve a sustainable future for fire management in Victoria. To provide feedback on the discussion paper you can complete an online survey available here.