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[Webinar] MIDYEAR UPDATE – AEBN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE FOR BUSINESS: New laws and developments from across Australia

24 August 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



August 24, 2023
@ 10:00 am (AEST time) – 3:00 pm

Member fee: $345

Non-member fee: $445

Midyear Update:  AEBN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE FOR BUSINESS:  New Laws and Developments from across Australia

A number of important changes on Environmental and Carbon management laws including new developments are currently occurring that will impact businesses across Australia.  It is an obligation that businesses Australia wide remain compliant with their environmental and carbon management obligations as these changes occur.    

To assist you and your organisation, the Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) has developed this Webinar to bring you up to speed with the recent changes on environmental and carbon management compliance obligations from across Australia for industry, business and councils.  It is critical organisations and their staff remain compliant with these changes.

Failing to understand and comply with the new obligations places your organisation at legal risk. 

At the Webinar, you will hear presentations by key Regulators, environmental lawyers and the experts to assist you in understanding HOW and WHEN change should be implemented within your business operations.

This Webinar is for industry, business and councils from across Australia and designed to assist you to remain compliant with your environmental and carbon management obligations.

Register early to secure your place.


  • 10.00am– Webinar Commences
    Tina Khoury, CEO Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

    • Welcome to presenters and delegates
  • 10.05am – 10.10am
    Facilitator: Kim Maxwell, Webinar Facilitator, Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

    • Introduction and webinar guidance for delegates


Carbon Management : 

11.00am – 11.10 (10min) Tea break

Circular economy :

  • 11.10am-11.35am (25min)
    Presenter: Chloe Bird, Branch Head, Supply Chain Initiatives Branch
    Circular Economy Division, Federal Dept of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    • Moving to a safe circular economy – implications for business
    • Overview of recent decisions of Environment Ministers and implications for business. 

Commonwealth, QLD, WA, TAS, NT:  A Legal Perspective 

  • 11.35am – 12.05pm (30min) – Guthrie Legal
    Presenter: Gabrielle Guthrie, Principal, Guthrie Legal

    • A legal perspective of environmental compliance changes within the Commonwealth, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, ACT, including –
      • The new Environment Protection Australia (Commonwealth EPA), including –
        • Reform to the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act)
      • Greenwashing Update:  ACCC releases Draft Guideline on Environmental and Sustainability Claims by Businesses – the implications to businesses
      • 2023 legislative changes in QLD to amend the Environment Protection Act 1994 and the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 – what does this mean to businesses
      • Recent trends in enforcement activity, particularly with regards to Waste, including WA, QLD and TAS
      • Recent prosecutions and Director liability.


  • 12.05pm – 12.35pm (30min) – NSW EPA
    Presenter: Nancy Chang, Executive Director, Strategy & Policy, NSW EPA

    • Recent changes to NSW environmental laws and developments include new initiatives and directions.

12.35 – 12.50pm (15min) – Break


  • 12.50pm – 1.20pm (30min) – EPA Victoria
    Presenter:  Briony Ruse, Manager, Policy and Regulation, EPA Victoria

    • Reducing regulatory barriers to a circular economy 
      • An overview of recent, current and forecast work in reducing regulatory barriers to reuse of waste
  • 1.20pm – 1.50pm (30min) – Russell Kennedy Lawyers
    Stefan Fiedler, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers

    • Update on environmental compliance and enforcement in Victoria: A legal perspective

1.50pm – 2.00pm (10min) – Tea Break


  • 2.00pm – 2.30pm (30min) – EPA SA
    Presenter: Sarah Seery, Senior Policy Officer, EPA SA

    • SA environment compliance changes and reform priorities for 2023
      • SA Climate Change Bill
      • New Commercial and Industrial Noise Policy
      • Single-use Plastics Update
      • Container Deposit Scheme Update
      • Waste to Resources Policy Review

OPEN FORUM – Presenters answering questions by Delegates

  • 2.30pm – 3.00pm (30min) – OPEN FORUM for Presenters and Delegates
    • All presenters please join us for this Open Forum session



At the time of registration, AEBN provided the most recent information available and the delegate and/or speaker accept that the content and/or the delivery of the event can change beyond the control of AEBN. AEBN will not take any responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes to the program or content of the event. The AEBN reserves the right to make changes as it deems necessary without penalty and in such situations no refunds, part refunds or alternative offers shall be made.

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Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)


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24 August 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm




Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)