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.

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.

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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Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry

The Government has now issued the final version  of the Sustainable Industry Growth Plan, having considered the feedback it received through the seven-week public consultation period that closed on 29 Septem​​ber 2017.

Organisation Address: 1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6169 9021

Web Address: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/sea-fishing-aquaculture/marine-farming-aquaculture/changes-to-salmon-industry-regulation/salmon-industry-growth-plan

Link Owner: Tasmanian Government

Also in: Fisheries & Marine Farming

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Reporting Unlawful Activity

If you become aware of a pollution incident, it is important to notify the responsible parties as soon as possible.  In the first instance, you should contact the person / company that you think is causing the pollution – they may not be aware of it and can take quick action to address the problem (for example, the pollution may be caused by

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

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/haveyoursay/how-to-have-your-say/reporting-unlawful-activity/

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

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Quarry Code of Practice

The Quarry Code of Practice has been published by the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment. The code comprises elements for both the proposed use and development of land for extractive purposes as well as ongoing environmental management. Those elements that can be applied in a statutory sense through planning schemes will be progressively introduced in a uniform manner

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

Phone: 03 6165 4800

Web Address: http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/portal/quarry-code-of-practice

Link Owner: Department of State Growth Tasmania

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Domestic Noise

You should always try to be respectful of your neighbours when using power tools, playing music or having a party.  The Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Noise) Regulations set out some rules for how loud equipment can be, and the hours during which you can use it.

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

Phone: 03 6165 4599

Web Address: http://epa.tas.gov.au/epa/noise/domestic-noise

Link Owner: Environment Protection Authority Tasmania

Also in: Noise & Nuisance

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