2013 NELA National Conference

The Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne
7th March – 9th March


With the conference theme “Delivering a low carbon future”, the 2013 NELA National Conference will focus on legal aspects of Australia’s pathway to a low carbon economy in the 21st century.

The conference will examine state, national and global developments in environment and climate change litigation and review emerging regulations and programs with a focus on facilitating clean energy.

As part of the discussion we pose the question: What is the proper role of the states and territories in planning a low carbon future given the Commonwealth’s constitutional role in international environmental law, the energy sector, and regulating greenhouse gas emissions?

Key Dates

Registration: Now Open
Early Bird registration closes: 31 January 2013
Conference Starts: 7 March 2013

Contact Details

Conference Office:
Think Business Events
Suite 6, 19-23 Hoddle St, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: 03 9417 1350 Fax: 03 8610 2170
Email: nela@thinkbusinessevents.com.au

NELA Poster 2012.11.26


The STEP Annual General Meeting will be held on 3rd December from 5.30 to 6.30 pm at the Conservation Council, Childers Street, Acton.Guest speaker: Professor Dianne Firth, Deputy Chair heritage Council of the ACT.

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First event

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CVA helps construct Botanic Garden visitor pathways

Saturday 21 May 2011 and at 9.30 the start of a wonderful day at the STEP site, National Arboretum Canberra, in the glorious autumn sunshine. A bunch of conservation volunteers were driven on site in the Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) van by Tim Harvey.

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ABC News Canberra features Festival of the Forests

ABC News Canberra included a feature story on the Festival of the Forests in its evening broadcast on Sunday 20/03/2011.

An accompanying article and the original story may be viewed on the ABC website.


New garden for National Arboretum

Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, today commemorated the official opening of Stage 2 of the Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park (STEP) garden at the National Arboretum by planting the first understorey species at the site.

“STEP has a vision, an applaudable vision, to create a community-based regional botanic garden, education and ecosystem recovery centre specifically for Canberra and the surrounding Southern Tablelands,” Mr Stanhope said.

“This project aims to enhance the quality and availability of practical and scientific knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the ecosystems and species of the Southern Tablelands.

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STEP Raffle Prize Winners

The STEP Raffle Winners were drawn out of a hat at the STEP exhibit by Ann Duncan, National Arboretum Board member.

The draw was witnessed by Tony Lawson, Andrew Russell and Cathy Robertson.

  • First Prize: won by James Overall, Campbell. The prize is: Eucalypts by Murray Fagg and John Wrigley.
  • Second prize: won by Jens Svennson, STEP Committee member.  The prize is $50.00 worth of southern tablelands tube stock from Seeds and Plants Australia.
  • Third Prize: Anthony Widderspoon, Isaacs. The prize is a copy of Grassland Flora by Eddy, Mallieson, Rehwinkel and Sharp.

Arrangements have been made for all prizes have been delivered to their owners.