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[Webinar] 2023 AEBN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE FOR BUSINESS CONFERENCE: Plan for 2023 – New Laws, Developments & Funding from across Australia for BUSINESS in 2023 a

10 March 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


March 10, 2023
@ 10:00 am (AEDT time) – 4:30 pm

Member fee: $320

Non-member fee: $420

PLAN FOR 2023:  

2023 AEBN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE FOR BUSINESS CONFERENCE WEBINAR:  New Laws, Developments and Funding from across Australia for Business in 2023

In 2023, a number of significant changes are expected on environmental and climate change laws from across Australia that will impact the way industry, business and councils Australia wide will be required to manage their environmental obligations.  

The 2023 AEBN National Environmental Compliance for Business Conference WEBINAR is designed to provide you, your staff and organisation with the changes that are expected OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS on environmental and climate change laws including funding opportunities from across Australia for businesses – to assist you to PLAN for 2023 – in order to remain compliant with your environmental obligations.

You will hear from key Regulators from across Australia, environmental lawyers and the experts to assist you in understanding IF, HOW and WHEN change should be implemented within your business operations.

This Conference is for industry, business and councils from across Australia and designed to assist you to remain compliant with your environmental obligations in 2023.

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


  • 10.10am – 10.30am
    Jennifer Bradley, A/General Manager, ACCU Scheme Method Development and ERAC Secretariat Branch
    Federal Dept of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)

    • Update on the Carbon Market
    • Q&A – Facilitated by Kim Maxwell, AEBN
  • 10.30am – 11.25am
    Michaela Young, Principal Consultant, Ndevr Environmental

    • Carbon Management, Climate and Compliance:  What businesses need to know and Action for 2023
      • Introduction/Background context:
        • Change of government delivers a renewed focus on climate action
        • Australia’s First Annual Climate Change Statement and Targets
        • COP 27
        • Reporting: Mandatory climate risk reporting on horizon, similar nature-based and biodiversity reporting requirements likely to follow
        • Corporates and Investors moving towards more ambitious climate action, this is now an integral part of any entities operations and growth plan to ensure they future proof their business 
        • Greenwashing/transparency and credibility in Net Zero targets
    • Big Ticket items to consider
      • Safeguard Mechanism proposed changes and the impacts to businesses
      • The Chubb Review and carbon market proposed changes
      • Upcoming Emissions Reduction Fund Auction #15 and how carbon credit space is growing for corporates with ACCUs increasing value
      • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGERs) and New Industrial and Commercial Emission Reduction (ICER) Method
      • Mandatory climate risk reporting on horizon
    • What these mean for business/investment – opportunities
    • Action your business should consider
    • Q&A – Facilitated by Kim Maxwell, AEBN

11.25am – 11.40am – Tea Break

COMMONWEALTH | QLD | WA | NT | TAS | ACT – A legal perspective:

  • 11.40am – 12.25pm
    Gabrielle Guthrie, Principal, Guthrie Legal

    • Commonwealth:
      • Environmental Regulations: A National legal update on key trends on environmental Regulations, including –
      • New developments on pollution, waste and contamination laws
      • Proposed creation of a Federal Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
      • EPBC Act:  Outcomes of the Independent Review of the EPBC Act and Federal Government’s response.  What could this mean to you?
      • and more…
    • QLD | WA | NT | TAS | ACT:
      • A legal overview of key regulatory changes and relevant cases.
    • Q&A – Facilitated by Kim Maxwell, AEBN


  • 12.25pm – 1.10pm
    Jacquie Stepanoff, Director of Policy & Regulation Branch,
    Suzy Neilan, Executive Director Strategy,
    EPA Victoria

    • Environment protection laws – changes ahead and EPA’s expectations for business in 2023
    • Q&A – Facilitated by Kim Maxwell, AEBN

1.10pm – 1.25pm – Lunch Break

  • 1.25pm to 2.10pm
    Stefan Fiedler, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers

    • A legal perspective on the Environment legislation Amendment (Circular Economy and Other Matters) Act 2022:  Commences 1 June 2023.  What businesses should know!
    • Draft updated guidelines on Separation distance and landfill buffer – what will this mean for businesses?
    • Other environmental compliance changes in Victoria for businesses
    • Q&A – Facilitated by Kim Maxwell, AEBN


  • 2.10pm – 2.55pm
    Asela Atapattu, Director Major Projects and Initiatives, NSW EPA

    • New environmental compliance developments and initiatives for businesses with operations in NSW
    • Q&A – Facilitated by Kim Maxwell, AEBN

2.55pm – 3.10pm – Tea Break


  • 3.10pm – 3.45pm
    Gabrielle Guthrie, Principal, Guthrie Legal

    • A legal perspective on changes to SA environmental compliance laws and recent cases
    • Q&A – Facilitated by Kim Maxwell, AEBN


  • 3.45pm – 4.10pm
    Diana Perea, Senior Consultant, Ndevr Environmental

    • Funding and grant opportunities for businesses in 2023

–    Delegates are encouraged to ask further questions of our experts

4.30pm – Close






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.

Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)


In association with

Russell Kennedy Lawyers

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10 March 2023
10:00 am - 4:30 pm




Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)