The bilateral environmental assessment agreement was signed in October 2014 by the Commonwealth and the Victorian government in early December 31, 2014. The following projects are currently being considered by Victoria under the bilateral agreement under The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) on environmental impact assessment. Section 45 (3) of the EPBC Act requires the Minister to issue, as soon as possible after the start of the draft bilateral agreement with a state or territory, a declaration of intent for the development of a draft bilateral agreement. The notice is published in the government newspaper, in a daily newspaper that circulates in the state or territory and on the ministry`s website. Flexible work will be clarified and protected by the merger of all existing provisions into a specific part of the new agreement. Workers no longer have to work for 12 months before requesting flexible working time arrangements. The bilateral agreement avoids duplication of assessment processes by allowing Victoria to assess proposals that the Commonwealth has identified as controlled measures that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment. Victoria uses a number of accredited state processes to evaluate controlled actions. The objective of the agreement is to avoid double evaluations of evaluation processes by giving Victoria the opportunity to assess proposals that the Commonwealth has defined as « controlled measures » that are expected to have a significant impact on the environment. The Commonwealth will continue to make the approval decision under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), which is based on the assessment report prepared by the Victorian Decision-Making Authority Officer. Links to Individual Business Agreements on the Fair Work Australia website The bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Victoria on environmental assessment (the bilateral agreement) allows the Commonwealth Environment Minister to use certain environmental impact assessment procedures to assess measures under the EPBC Act. Public services can be made more responsive.

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