Environment Effects Act 1978

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The Environment Effects Act 1978 is current legislation that was passed in the Australian state of Victoria. It requires certain public works to have an environmental impact assessment carried out before proceeding.[1] It was amended by the Environment Effects (Amendment) Act 2005.

It was described as flawed since it allows the Planning Minister to set terms for the assessment and to override the findings for social or economic reasons.[2]

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  1. ^ "Environment Effects Act 1978". State Government of Victoria. 7 December 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Wonhoff, Taylor K (2011-01-03). "Victoria's window dressing: how the Environment Effects Act 1978 failed at Bastion Point.". Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 

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