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Featured on this page are lobbying activities undertaken by ALOA:
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Our most recent activities are shown in the NEWS section.

Asbestos Abated Contaminated Soil Designation

May 30, 2022
ALOA has written to EPA Victoria on the disposal of Asbestos Abated soils (with no other contaminant).  The practice has been...
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IPART Submission – Review of Domestic Waste Management Charges

April 29, 2022
ALOA has made a submission to the IPART in relation to the Review of Domestic Waste Management Charges. Click here...
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ALOA Refutes Professor MacIntosh’s Comments

April 4, 2022
In response to recent comments made by Professor Andrew MacIntosh regarding the landfill gas carbon offsets method made under the...
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ALOA calls on government to plan for future landfill demand

March 17, 2022
ALOA extends its deepest sympathy to the many members of the community who have suffered unfathomable loss as a result...
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Submission: Draft Guideline for managing greenhouse gas emissions

February 21, 2022
ALOA has made a submission to EPA Victoria regarding the Draft Guideline for managing greenhouse gas emissions, including recommending a four stage...
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QLD Important clarification – close contact direction / critical workers

January 28, 2022
Clarification provided by Queensland Department of Environment and Science A critical worker being recalled to work must have received a...
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Victoria: New PFAS Determination

January 23, 2022
Environment Protection Act 2017 Classification of PFAS-impacted Soil Designation of the authority under regulation 86(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations...
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Victoria: Waste Mass Balance and Levy Statements 

January 23, 2022
EPA Victoria has released a new Guideline (publication 2040) and reporting template to support landfill permission holders in preparing waste mass balance reports. From...
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Chair’s 2021 Address

December 24, 2021
ALOA Chair, Daniel Fyfe provides an overview of key activities undertaken by ALOA over the last 12 months. The Australian...
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Call for Nominations and Notice of AGM

October 22, 2021
The Annual General Meeting of the members of the Australian Landfill Owners Association Ltd will be held:On Tuesday 14 December...
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Safeguard Crediting Mechanism Submission

October 6, 2021
Read ALOA's Submission on the Safeguard Crediting Mechanism here
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ALOA thanks members for their input – we have influenced important legislation 

September 20, 2021
Dear ALOA Members Re: Thank you for your input – we have influenced important legislation  Given the recent announcement from...
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ALOA responds to Safeguard Mechanism exposure draft – prescribed landfill gas capture

September 15, 2021
ALOA has responded to the the exposure draft. Read our response here.  
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Letter to EPA Vic re Draft Operating Landfill License Conditions

September 10, 2021
ALOA has sent a letter to the EPA Vic with feedback on the Draft Operating Landfill License Conditions. View the...
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Safeguard Mechanism – consultation on the landfill capture efficiency rate

August 18, 2021
Please find below a link to the exposure draft for amendments to the Safeguard Rule to set the prescribed gas...
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04/09/18Consultation on exposure draft amendments to the Safeguard Mechanism
05/07/18Queensland Waste Submission
19/06/18Emissions Reduction Fund landfill gas method review
21/05/18PFAS National Environmental Management Plan
29/03/18Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism Submission
07/02/18New Minimum standards for managing construction and demolition waste in NSW
18/12/17PFAS Impact Regulation Statement
11/12/17Construction Waste Management Reforms
27/10/17ALOA seeks minimum standard for managing construction demolition waste in NSW
23/09/17ALOA’s PFAS National Environmental Management Plan  Submission
21/09/17ALOA’s response to the Senate Standing Committee’s Enquiry in Environment and Communication
21/09/17ALOA’s submission in response to the Energy from Waste Enquiry
21/09/17Queensland investigation into interstate waste transportation
17/07/17Climate Change Review
26/06/17Crediting Period Extension Review
30/01/17SA Waster Reform Amendment Bill
17/01/17Waste Hubs Framework
12/09/16National Waste Report submission
19/09/16Waste Industry Protocol- Suggested audit requirements
19/10/16Letter to NSW Environment Protection Authority 19/10/16
12/07/16SA Landfill Levy
20/06/16ALOA’s submission to Infrastructure Victoria to the document “All things considered published May 2016”
12/04/16Briefing Note – meeting with Adam Bandt MP,   The Greens Climate and Energy spokesperson
15/04/16 Submission – ALOA’s Emission Intensity Benchmark Submission
17/02/16Submission -ALOA’s Climate Change Special Review Submission
15/12/15ALOA AGM – 2015 AGM Chairmans’ Address
04/09/15September Member Update
03/08/15August Member Update
03/08/15Waste Industry Protocol
29/07/15Waste Industry Protocol announcement
27/04/15ALOA’s response to the Emission Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism consultation paper
06/02/15ALOA’s response to the consultation paper ­ ‘Handling of early collected carbon tax charges held by landfill operators’
22/12/14Article, Daily Telegraph, Carbon tax rates rip-off: Greedy councils pocket our cash as NSW government calls for a ‘please explain’
22/12/14Joint statement by ALOA & the Waste Management and Recycling Associations (WCRA) in relation to the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014
16/12/14ALOA AGM 2013/14 Chairman’s Report
12/03/14Letter to Minister Hunt re Emission Reduction Fund – Coverage of the Waste Sector
21/02/14 Submission to the Emissions Reduction Fund Green Paper
14/02/14Letter from Hon Greg Hunt in response to ALOA’s letter of 19/12/13
19/12/13Letter to Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment,  re Coverage of the Waste Sector under Direct Action
07/11/13Submission ALOA Submission on ERF
 01/11/13Submission ALOA Submission re Draft Carbon Tax Repeal Legislation
07/11/13Letter to Hon Greg Hunt re Draft Carbon Tax Repeal Legislation
01/11/13Submission Draft Carbon Tax Repeal Legislation
01/11/13Letter To Hon Greg Hunt re Draft Carbon Tax Repeal Legislation
23/10/13Recommendation  Response to the draft CPM repeal documentation released last week
04/09/13Direct Action in the Waste Sector
12/08/13Submission Draft Clean Energy Legislation Amendments
17/07/13Letter to Hon Mark Butler, Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Heritage and Water
 29/06/13Letter From Yvette D’Arth, Parliamentary Secretary, Climate Change, Industry and Innovation
29/03/13Letter To Yvette D’Arth, from ALOA and ACOR, Parliamentary Secretary, Climate Change, Industry and Innovation
 21/03/13Letter To Jenny Wilkinson from ALOA, Deputy Secretary DCCEE
Implementation of “carry over” rules
28/02/13Member Recommendation (Updated) Estimating Direct Debit Costs at Landfills

Refer to Archive – Advocacy for pre 2013