AELERT Secretariat moves to Adelaide
The Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators NeTwork (AELERT) Secretariat has now formally relocated to Adelaide, hosted within the EPA.
This follows the appointment of EPA Chief Executive Tony Circelli, to the position of AELERT Chair. The relocation also sees the commencement of new AELERT Secretariat staff members, Debbie Bletsas and Kiran Groom.
Mr Circelli said the EPA appreciates this opportunity to contribute to AELERT and support the valuable collaborative work of the regulatory colleagues.
“I would also like to thank the Victorian EPA for their outstanding support in hosting the AELERT Secretariat for the last 4 years, and the outgoing Executive Officer Nicole Maher, who has greatly assisted in the transition to Adelaide,” he said.
Debbie Bletsas comes to AELERT from the South Australian Parliament where she worked as a Research and Executive Officer to a variety of South Australian Parliament Standing Committees. Debbie has a background in law and is keen to assist collaborative working practices across the AELERT membership.
Kiran Groom was most recently employed at RiAus, which promotes and embeds science in everyday life. With a degree in Environmental Science and extensive experience in new communication technologies, Kiran brings a solid understanding of environmental issues to her role as a communications specialist.
AELERT is a collective of environmental regulators from all levels of government across Australia and New Zealand which provides a platform for members to connect and collaborate in their work. The network enables the important exchange of resources, knowledge and experience relating to environmental regulatory practice and opportunities to work together to improve the ‘regulatory craft’.