Report of the Third Review of the National Environment Protection Council Acts (Commonwealth State and Territory) December 2012 National Environment Protection Council Response to the Report of the Third Review of the National Protection Council Acts
Tabled paper 599
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56 National Environment Protection Council NEPC Acts Third Review 2012 Assessment of the implementation of National Environment Protection Measures by each jurisdiction is a good accountability mechanism and provides a useful feedback loop on the value of the measures. A different approach to the current model could have each jurisdiction address National Environment Protection Measure implementation separately as part of its own jurisdictional reporting. This would present the information to the relevant public (via a website) and to governments that have the responsibility and ability to respond to any identified issues. The lack of clear performance indicators directly linked to the goals and outcomes of a National Environment Protection Measure limits the ability of the National Environment Protection Council or individual jurisdictions to assess overall effectiveness and progress towards meeting the objects of the Act or the goals and outcomes of the individual measures. Jurisdictions are encouraged to continue to report on key data. Future reviews of National Environment Protection Measures should carefully consider the reporting requirements specific to each measure to ensure that effort is focused on producing affordable data that can be used to assess the operation of the regulation, its effectiveness in meeting the goal of the measure, and its impact on the object of the Act. The inclusion of environmental outcomes and key performance indicators is necessary in National Environment Protection Measures.
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