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Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation

Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) Government entities include a section detailing their environmental performance and contribution to ecologically sustainable development in their Annual Report.

The Authority’s day to day operations continue to look for practical ways to reduce its impact on the environment in the areas of energy efficiency and waste reduction. These include supporting the use of electronic solutions such as video-conferencing (through Microsoft Teams) and telephone conferencing as far as possible for meetings and conferences. The Authority also works toward minimising paper usage through adoption of digital signatures on routine forms and internal correspondence, as well as adopting electronic storage procedures for key records.