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Progress

0%

Commenced.

Initial policy development underway.

That prior to the grant of any further production approvals, criminal penalties for environmental harm under the Petroleum Act and Petroleum Environment Regulations be reviewed and increased in line with world-leading practice.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Ensuring accountable industry practice
Project action
Ensuring gas companies comply with our laws
Lead agency
DENR
DPIR

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources will review the penalties for environmental harm under the Petroleum Act and Petroleum Environment Regulations to ensure that they are in line with leading practice.