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Webinar: 2021 AEBN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE CONFERENCE: New Laws, Developments & Funding from across Australia for Business in 2021

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


February 24, 2021

@ 10:00 am (AEST time) – 4:30 pm

Member fee: $320

Non-member fee: $420

Significant changes to a number of environmental laws across Australia were expected in 2020.  Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic the expected changes were delayed.  As we move to a post COVID world, we now expect many of these changes to be implemented during 2021. 

The AEBN National Environmental Compliance Conference will focus on environmental compliance changes and funding opportunities from across Australia that are expected to take effect in 2021. One of the most significant changes expected to take effect on 1 July 2021 is the NEW Victorian Environment Protection legislation.  These changes from across Australia will impact the way you manage your organisation’s environmental responsibilities and obligations.

The Conference will provide an all-round perspective by key Regulators, leading environmental lawyers and environmental experts – to assist you in understanding IF, HOW and WHEN change should be implemented within your business operations.

The Conference is designed for industry, business and councils across Australia to PLAN FOR 2021 – in order to remain compliant.


  • 9.50am – Delegates join Webinar
  • 10.00am – Webinar Commences
    Tina Khoury, CEO Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

    • Welcome & Introduction
  • 10.05am – 10.10am
    Facilitator:  Kim Maxwell, Webinar Facilitator, Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

    • Webinar Guidance


  • 10.10am – 11.10am (1hr)
    Presenters:  EPA Victoria –
    Tim Eaton – Director Knowledge, Standards and Assessment
    Mark Rossiter – Exec Director Capability, Engagement and Legal

    • New directions and initiatives of EPA Victoria and its expectations of industry and business in 2021
    • Overview of the new Victorian Environment Protection Act and Regulations and key areas
    • What are the obligations of industry and businesses with operations in Victoria
  • 11.10am to 11.25am (15min) – Morning Tea break
  • 11.25am to 12.25pm (1hr)
    Presenters:  EPA Victoria continues…

    • Overview of Regulatory changes continues
    • Includes Q&A
  • 12.25pm – 12.40pm (15min) – Lunch break
  • 12.40pm – 1.30pm (50min)
    Presenter:  Stefan Fiedler, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers

    • A legal perspective on new Victorian Environment Protection laws and guidance for businesses


  • 1.30pm – 2.10pm (40min)
    Presenters:  Liesbet Spanjaard, Executive Director, Education Engagement and Programs, NSW EPA

    • Environmental compliance changes expected for businesses with operations in NSW
    • New directions of NSW EPA and its expectations of industry and business
  • 2.10pm – 2.20pm (10min) – Afternoon Tea break


  • 2.20pm – 3.00pm (40min)
    Presenter:  Michelle Jones – Principal Policy Officer, Regulatory Reform Projects, Strategy & Assessment, EPA South Australia

    • Upcoming legislative changes under SA Environment Protection Act 1993 including –
      • Waste reforms
      • Licensing of poultry farms and renewables
      • Site contamination assessment reforms
      • and more
    • SA Planning reforms update
    • NEW SA Waste Strategy 2020-2025 (and Food Waste Strategy)
    • Review of Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016
    • Grants and funding opportunities for businesses available through Green Industries SA


  • 3.00pm – 4.00pm (1hr)
    Presenter:  Russell Kennedy Lawyers

    • A legal perspective of new developments and environmental compliance changes within the Commonwealth, QLD, WA, TAS, ACT and NT


  • 4.00pm – 4.30pm (30min)
    Presenter:  Michaela Young – Senior Consultant, Ndevr Environmental

    • Funding and Grant opportunities from across Australia for businesses in 2021
  • 4.30pm – CLOSE

Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)


In association with

Proud Principal Partner – Russell Kennedy Lawyers


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February 24
10:00 am - 4:30 pm