On the national stage
In early December the Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators Network (AELERT) Forum met in Canberra to share and exchange knowledge with 70 leading environmental regulatory practitioners from all jurisdictions across Australia and New Zealand.
Chaired by the EPA’s Chief Executive, Tony Circelli, the Forum presented and canvassed a comprehensive regulatory framework developed by AELERT that identifies 12 facets for better regulatory outcomes. These were explored through experiences brought by the delegates, with discussion to consider and identify common challenges, and develop strategies for better practice.
The insights gained from the Forum will further inform the development of a regulatory best practice framework for environmental regulators, as well as continue to encourage stronger connections and collaboration between Australian and New Zealand environmental regulators.
The Forum was attended by representatives from South Australia’s Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Department of State Development and the EPA. AELERT has a strong and growing membership base with 182 member agencies from across Australia and New Zealand.