Even the best written nature laws can be undermined if they aren’t applied strictly and comprehensively. One of the problems with the current Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the large number of broad exemptions which prevent the proper application of the law. Our new laws...
Establishing Humane Society International (HSI) in Australia in 1994, it was the intent of our directors to maintain the impetus for securing effective threatened species
programs and laws in Australia.
This publication reflects on HSI actions in the intervening 22 year period. More importantly however, it also proposes 235 policies and actions essential in achieving the nation’s long-term
wildlife and habitat protection goals. HSI continues to fight for strong Commonwealth environmental management and responsibility, and to significantly improve national conservation policy and law.