ALOA News

ERF landfill gas determination – proposed changes

November 6, 2020
A number of organisations operating in the landfill gas sector that have been earning revenue by generating electricity from landfill…
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Landfill Gas Method Variation Consultation

October 28, 2020
ALOA provided feedback on the landfill gas method under the ERF back in 2018 (see our submission here). View the…
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Vic – Timeline for new Waste Act and Authority

October 28, 2020
The Victorian Government released Recycling Victoria: A new economy in February this year, setting out an action plan for a…
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Cleanaway Ravenhall – West Gate Tunnel Project

October 22, 2020
The Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPAV) has granted approval for tunnel spoil to be landfilled at Ravenhall and confirmed that…
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New EPA Vic Publications

October 22, 2020
The EPA has a range of new Publications available designed to prevent harm to people and the environment, including: 1820:…
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Ash from Waste Incinerators Policy

October 13, 2020
    ALOA’s Position on Ash from Waste Incinerators, Energy from Waste Facilities or Waste to Energy Facilities: Incinerators produce…
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Safeguard Mechanism: Additional Prescribed Production Variables amendment commenced

October 2, 2020
The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Amendment (Additional Prescribed Production Variables) Rule 2020 commenced 2 October. A compilation version of…
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Notice of AGM & Call for Nominations

September 29, 2020
AGM Notice The Annual General Meeting of the members of the Australian Landfill Owners Association Ltd will be held on…
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Resource Recovery Funding Recipients

September 27, 2020
The Palaszczuk Government released its Resource Recovery Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan which sets out key strategies to develop…
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Changes to Victorian Landfill Levy Rates

September 23, 2020
On 13 September 2020, the Victorian Government announced a $3 billion Business Survival and Adaptation Package, including a deferral of…
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ALOA supports multiple disposal options

September 9, 2020
ALOA has written to the West Gate Tunnel project to express an industry view on the importance of multiple disposal…
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Capture methods for emissions from landfill – have your say!

August 19, 2020
The NSW Government, through the EPA Organics Unit, is investigating landfill gas capture methods for emissions from landfill and is seeking…
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The myths around Combustion WtE

August 19, 2020
This presentation prepared by LMS energy, looks at some of the “myths” around Combustion WtE and its outcomes from a…
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Instant Waste finding of gross negligence charges

August 18, 2020
Instant Waste director Sam Mangione has become the first person in WA to face a possible jail term over a…
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Vic Recycling Review

August 7, 2020
Further to a recent parliamentary enquiry, the Essential Service Commission is undertaking a review on the waste and resource recovery…
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ALOA launches Associate Membership

August 5, 2020
To help inform our members about key developments, products and services, ALOA has launched a new Associate Member package to…
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Safeguard Mechanism Update

August 4, 2020
The Safeguard Mechanism was amended in March 2019. Calculated baseline applications have been simplified by giving businesses the option to…
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Waste export ban to start from January 2021

July 25, 2020
The waste export ban was due to commence on 1 July 2020. After consulting with industry and as a result…
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Post fire correspondence

July 22, 2020
Correspondence copied from the Ipswich Mayor’s Facebook feed regarding the Cleanaway stockpile fire in July. Click on each letter to…
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Queensland End of Waste Code

July 20, 2020
View the code here
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ALOA Opposes West Gate Tunnel Regulations

July 16, 2020
ALOA has made a submission to opposed the West Gate Tunnel regulations, which will prevent third party appear rights -…
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Regulations published for Qld waste levy increase deferral

July 1, 2020
1 July 2020 waste levy increase deferred for six months To assist businesses in dealing with the financial impacts of…
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Vic glass recycling site clean-up complete

June 25, 2020
On 30 June 2020, the EPA completed an intervention to reduce fire risk at the former Glass Recycling Services (GRS)…
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Recycling Victoria commits to new Waste and Recycling Act & Authority

June 12, 2020
Recycling Victoria has committed to develop a new waste and recycling Act and waste authority.  The Act will seeks to:…
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NGERS Proposed Amendments

June 4, 2020
The proposed amendments: Update emission factors based on updated Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) that convert non-carbon dioxide gases into carbon dioxide…
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Release of the Technology Investment Roadmap

May 20, 2020
Please find communication ALOA has received regarding the Technology Investment Roadmap Today, the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, the…
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Safeguard Mechanism – COVID19 related transition

May 12, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction has amended the Safeguard Rule to extend…
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Victorian Waste Levy Freeze

May 8, 2020
DELWP has confirmed the landfill levy freeze.  Below is a summary of changes with links to media releases and further…
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20 Year Waste Strategy Submission

May 6, 2020
Read ALOA’s submission 2020 DPIE – 20 Year Waste Strategy
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WA Minister’s COVID19 Response to ALOA

April 30, 2020
See the WA Minister for the Environment’s (Minister Dawson) response to our COVID-19 Restrictions letter here Our original letter here…
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Postponement of Environment Protection (Amendment) Act 2018

April 23, 2020
We have been advised by Cathy Wilkins, the CEO of the EPA that following a sitting of Parliament on Thursday…
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WA Dept of Water COVID Update

April 22, 2020
  The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) continues to provide services and remains open for business during the…
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EPA NSW Fact Sheet

April 20, 2020
Read the EPA NSW Fact Sheet on COVID here
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SA Minister’s Response on COVID-19 Restrictions

April 15, 2020
See the Qld Minister for the Environment’s (Minister Spiers) response to our COVID-19 Restrictions letter See our original letter here…
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NT Minister’s Response on COVID-19 Restrictions

April 8, 2020
See the NT Minister for the Environment’s (Minister Lawler) response to our COVID-19 Restrictions letter here Our original letter here…
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The Perils of PFAS – Navigating Civil Liability

April 5, 2020
The Perils of PFAS by Norton Rose is designed to help you navigate the issues surrounding PFAS, a contaminant which is…
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DWER WA update on statutory obligations under COVID-19

April 3, 2020
3 April 2020 Important update from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation WA regarding statutory obligations and Coronavirus (COVID-19) What…
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Qld Minister’s Response on COVID-19 Restrictions

March 31, 2020
See the Qld Minister for the Environment’s (Minister Enoch) response to our COVID-19 Restrictions letter here Our original letter here…
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Tasmanian Minister’s Response on COVID-19 Restrictions

March 25, 2020
See the Tasmanian Minister for the Environment’s (Minister Jaenesch) response to our COVID-19 Restrictions letter Our original letter here All…
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COVID-19 Restrictions – ALOA Urgently Calls for landfill Industry to be considered Essential Travel

March 24, 2020
ALOA has written to all National and State Environment Ministers URGENTLY calling for the landfill industry to be considered essential…
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Victoria’s Public Engagement Framework

February 17, 2020
See the Consultation Draft here The draft framework attempts to consolidate the numerous consultations now required when engaging communities.  It…
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Vic Submission – Proposed Buffer Area Overlay Guide

February 17, 2020
See ALOA’s Submission here (Victoria)
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In the News

December 27, 2019
How recycling works across the state (NSW) – SMH 16/12/19
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Victorian Inquiry into recycling and waste management

December 23, 2019
Read the final report
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EPA Victoria’s Waste & Recycling Reference Group Minutes

December 13, 2019
Meeting held 21 November 2019 Read the Meeting minutes Read the slide pack
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Media Release – Liberal’s Proposed Energy from Waste Scheme Flawed

November 25, 2019
Media Release 25 November 2019 The Liberal National opposition leader has claimed that rubbish could be turned into power in a…
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Chair’s Address – 2019 AGM

November 20, 2019
ALOA AGM – Monday 19 November 2019 Welcome to the Australian Landfill Owners Association’s (ALOA) eleventh Annual General Meeting. Our…
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Victorian Draft Regulations – Submission

October 30, 2019
View ALOA’s Submission on the proposed regulations and Environment Reference Standards (ERS) here
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Waste & Recycling Reference Group Update

October 11, 2019
Read the latest update on proposed subordinate legislation under Victoria’s New Environment Protection Act (EP Act), intended to come into…
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Amendment Instrument Commences today

September 26, 2019
The Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction has made the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule (No. 2)…
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ALOA In The News

September 9, 2019
Colin Sweet, CEO ALOA comments on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald. Read the full article
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Energy from Waste QLD

August 26, 2019
View ALOA’s submission on Queensland’s Energy from Waste Policy discussion paper here
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PFAS NEMP Submission

June 26, 2019
View ALOA’s national submission on PFAS Draft NEMP V2 here
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Meeting with EPA Vic

May 17, 2019
ALOA met with CEO Cathy Wilkinson from the Victorian EPA.  Read our follow up letter.
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ERF Submission

April 26, 2019
ALOA’s ERF Submission here
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Landfill Gas Method – Consultation Extension Granted

April 4, 2019
Following requests from ALOA and other participants, the Dept of Environment has granted an extension to the consultation period for…
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PFAS NEMP 2.0 I Consultation dates

March 28, 2019
Consultation on Draft of Version 2 of the PFAS National Environmental Management Plan The PFAS National Environmental Management Plan (NEMP)…
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Have your say – Qld Environmental Offsets Framework

March 28, 2019
The Department of Environment and Science is inviting you to have your say on the Review of Queensland’s Environmental Offsets…
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Carbon credits revenue to dry up for landfill gas generation projects

March 28, 2019
The Department of Environment and Energy has  released a draft variation to the landfill gas method that proposes several changes….
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Inquiry into Recycling and Waste Management

March 28, 2019
Mr Phil Carbins Chair Australian Landfill Owners Association Dear Mr Carbins Inquiry into Recycling and Waste Management On 6 March…
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Inquiry into Recycling and Waste Management

March 28, 2019
Read the Enquires response to ALOA’s submission below Mr Phil Carbins Chair Australian Landfill Owners Association Dear Mr Carbins Inquiry…
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Meeting with NSW EPA

February 7, 2019
Read ALOA’s follow up letter to the NSW Department of Planning & Environment following our meeting here
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Meeting with NSW Dept of Planning & Environment

February 3, 2019
ALOA’s follow up letter to the NSW Department of Planning & Environment following our meeting here
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ALOA in the news

January 6, 2019
CEO Colins Sweet quoted in the Sun Herald on Australia’s looming waste crisis Sun_Herald_ 060119
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2018 AGM – Chairman’s Address

December 3, 2018
ALOA AGM – 3 December 2018 Welcome to the tenth Annual General Meeting of the Australian Landfill Owners Association (ALOA)….
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Notice of AGM – 3 December 2018

October 10, 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the members of the Australian Landfill Owners Association Ltd will be held On Monday 3 December…
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Call for Nominations

October 10, 2018
Australian Landfill Owners Association Call for Nominations – Director Elections 2018  Annual General Meeting – ACN 134 694 956 The Australian Landfill…
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Draft amendments to the Safeguard Mechanism

September 4, 2018
ALOA’ submission on the Consultation on exposure draft amendments to the Safeguard Mechanism
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Queensland Waste Submission

July 5, 2018
Qld Submission Final
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Submission Emissions Reduction Fund landfill gas method review

June 19, 2018
Click here to view ALOA’s submission
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Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism Submission

March 29, 2018
To view ALOA’s submission on the Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism Consultation click here
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PFAS National Environmental Management Plan

March 21, 2018
Click here to view ALOA’s response to the PFAS Environmental Management Plan  
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New Minimum standards for managing construction and demolition waste in NSW

February 7, 2018
Click here to view letter recently received from the Office of Hon Gabrielle Upton regarding ALOA’s input into the New…
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ALOA AGM – Chairman’s Address

December 18, 2017
Click here to view the minutes of ALOA’s 2017 AGM – including the Chairman’s address by Phil Carbins.
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PFAS – Regulation Impact Statement

December 18, 2017
Click here to view ALOA’s submission to the Department of Environment and Energy in response to the Regulation Impact Statement on…
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Submission – Construction waste management reforms

December 11, 2017
Click here to view ALOA’s submission the the EPA NSW in response to the Draft Regulations and Draft Standards for managing…
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Submission Construction Waste Management Reforms NSW

December 11, 2017
View ALOA’s submission to the NSW EPA here
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PFAS – Regulation Impact Statement

December 11, 2017
View ALOA’s submission to the Department of Environment and Energy on the Regulation Impact Statement here
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ALOA AGM 11 Dec, 10am AEDT

November 5, 2017
The Annual General Meeting of the members of the Australian Landfill Owners Association Ltd will be held: On Monday 11 December…
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ALOA seeks minimum standards for managing construction demolition and waste in NSW

October 27, 2017
ALOA has collaborated with the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) and the Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association (WCRA)…
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ALOA Call for Nominations

October 27, 2017
The ALOA Board is calling for nominations for the ALOA Board for a two year term.  Nominations closes Monday 13…
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PFAS Submission

September 23, 2017
Click here to view ALOA’s PFAS National Environmental Management Plan  Submission
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NSW Landfill Seminar – 11/10/17

September 22, 2017
ALOA is holding a NSW Landfill Seminar Wednesday 11 October 9.15am – 3pm VENUE Lucas Heights Landfill 19 Little Forest…
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ALOA’s response to the Senate Standing Committees Enquiry on Environment and Communication

September 21, 2017
Click here to view ALOA’s submission Click here to view the Senate Committee’s response
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ALOA’s submission in response to the Energy from Waste Enquiry

September 21, 2017
Click here to view ALOA’s response
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Queensland investigation into interstate waste transportation

September 21, 2017
Click here to view ALOA’s submission
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ALOA’s Response to Four Corners Program

August 15, 2017
ALOA Press Release 140817
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Climate Change Review Submission

July 17, 2017
View ALOA’s response here
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Crediting Period Extension Review Submission

June 26, 2017
View ALOA’s submission here
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ALOA appoints new CEO

June 19, 2017
ALOA is delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Sweet as new CEO.  Colin has a wealth of experience ini…
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ALOA farewells Max Spedding

March 16, 2017
After nine years at the helm, ALOA farewells  CEO Max Spedding.  The Board would like to thank Max for his…
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ALOA recruiting new CEO

March 16, 2017
ALOA is seeking to appoint a new CEO. To apply for this exciting and challenging role Click here.  Applications close Friday 24…
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SA Waste Reform Bill

January 30, 2017
ALOA’s submission on SA Waste Reform Amendement Bill
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Waste Hubs Framework

January 17, 2017
ALOA’s submission on Waste Hubs Framework
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Chairman’s Address & AGM Minutes

December 20, 2016
Click here to view full AGM Minutes_191216 Welcome to the eighth Annual General Meeting of the Australian Landfill Owners Association…
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Chairman’s Address

December 20, 2016
Welcome to the eighth Annual General Meeting of the Australian Landfill Owners Association (ALOA). ALOA was incorporated in December 2008…
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October Member Update

October 25, 2016
Inside Election of Directors Annual General Meeting Changes to Constitution E-waste Bans from Landfill Landfill and Carbon Best Practice Workshop…
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2016 AGM and Director Elections

October 21, 2016
The Australian Landfill Owners Association’s (ALOA) Annual General Meeting will be held ON Monday, buy 19 December 2016 at 10 am…
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ALOA Victorian Seminar 29/11/16

October 19, 2016
To attend our Victorian Landfill Seminar on 29/11/16 click here Download flyer Date Tuesday 29 November, medications 2016 Time 10am-5pm (ALOA members)…
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National waste report submission, 12/09/16

September 20, 2016
Submission – National waste report, cheapest Department of the Environment and Energy, 12/09/16
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Audit Requirements 19/09/16

September 20, 2016
Waste Industry Protocol – Suggested audit-requirments
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NSW – New reporting and waste levy requirements 19/10/16

September 20, 2016
Letter to NSW Environment Protection Authority 19/10/16
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SA Landfill Levy 12/07/16

July 20, 2016
ALOA’s submission to Mr Ian Hunter MLC, Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation regarding the announcement to increase the Adelaide Landfill Levy. ALOA’s…
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Submission to Infrastructure Victoria June 2016

June 20, 2016
ALOA’s submission to Infrastructure Victoria Feedback to the document “All things considered published in May 2016”
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Emission intensity guidelines 15/04/16

April 20, 2016
Guidelines – Emission Intensity Benchmark Guidelines
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Meeting with Mark Butler MP 12/04/16

April 20, 2016
Briefing note Hon Mark Butler, online MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy . 12/04/16
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Meeting with Adam Bandt 12/04/16

April 20, 2016
Briefing Note – meeting with Adam Bandt MP, this  Greens climate and energy spokesperson, 12/04/16
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Climate Change Policy Review Submission 12/02/16

February 20, 2016
Submission to the Climate Change Authority – Special Review, ed February 17, 2016,
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Future Carbon Policy 24/02/16

February 20, 2016
Letter Hon Mark Butler, treat MP on Future Carbon Policy, this 24/02/16 Letter Senator  Di Natale, Leader of the Greens…
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Closure Options 6/02/15

January 20, 2016
Closure options – Handling of Early Collected Carbon Tax Charged held by Landfill Operators
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