Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Environmental Offsets

The Business Council of Australia has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Inquiry into Environmental Offsets.

The use of environmental offsets is an important component of environmental regulation and provides businesses with a mechanism to facilitate beneficial economic development in an environmentally responsible manner.

However, as we state in the submission, the committee should support the current framework of only using environmental offsets once all reasonable avoidance, minimisation and mitigation measures have been undertaken.