edotasmania

EDO Tasmania is a community legal service providing expert information and advice to individuals and groups throughout Tasmania.  They can assist with a range of environmental and planning matters, including forestry, development activities, coastal protection, water management, marine farming, mining, climate change adaptation and the protection of cultural heritage.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Commission was established in 1986 as an independent statutory organisation reporting to the Commonwealth Parliament through the Attorney-General. Their vision is human rights: everyone, everywhere, everyday.

Tasmania’s Marine Farming Regulatory Framework, and how to improve it

This article outlines some of the criticisms of the current Tasmanian system, reviews the regulatory frameworks in other marine farming countries, and recommends changes to move Tasmania towards a best practice model.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Improving-Tasmanias-Marine-Farming-Framework.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Fisheries & Marine Farming

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Stopping Environmental Harm (including pollution)

The Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA) is the central piece of legislation that deals with pollution. Its aim is to prevent, reduce and undo harm to the environment.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ELH-4th-edition-Chapter-6.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Pollution

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Salmon Aquaculture

Salmon aquaculture has undergone a significant expansion in Tasmania since the 1990s, largely driven by consumer demand, and this is expected to increase over the next twenty years. The industry growth must be managed sustainably, and while development assessments are undertaken in a separate government process, the EPA is responsible for the day to day environmental regulation of the salmon

Organisation Address: 134 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6233 6518

Web Address: http://epa.tas.gov.au/regulation/salmon-aquaculture

Link Owner: Environment Protection Authority Tasmania

Also in: Fisheries & Marine Farming

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Pollution and Environmental Harm

Many activities have impacts on the environment.  Some of these impacts are authorised by permits (where the council or government has decided that the impacts can be managed, or that the community benefits of the activity outweigh the risks associated with those impacts).  Other impacts occur without authorisation, resulting from accidents, negligence or deliberate breaches of the law.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/haveyoursay/ongoing-opportunities/pollution-and-environmental-harm/

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Noise & Nuisance , Pollution

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Mineral Resources Tasmania

Mineral Resources Tasmania is the Tasmanian Government agency responsible for supervising the mining industry including managing Exploration Licences and Mine Leases through a formal public process, and for acquiring and maintaining geoscientific data that is used as a basis for land use decisions.

Organisation Address: 30 Gordons Hill Road, Rosny Park, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 03 6165 4800

Web Address: http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/portal/home

Link Owner: Department of State Growth Tasmania

Also in: Mining

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