Australia’s strongest environmental laws have commenced in NSW with significant changes to EPA powers and penalties for environmental offences

The Environment Protection Legislation Amendment (Stronger Regulation and Penalties) Act 2024 (the Amendment Act) has now commenced, which introduces into NSW the strongest environmental laws in Australia.  The overhaul has occurred at the same time as the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has carried out criminal investigations into the asbestos-contaminated mulch, which emphasised the need […]