Working across all levels of government

When SCEC aren't busy working on a campaign or organising an event, staff are contributing to broader conservation outcomes across the country by writing submissions to inquiries and responding to Discussion Papers. In 2017, SCEC wrote over 30 submissions on a wide variety of issues. Here are just a few: 

  • The proposed cutbacks to Australia's Marine Park Network
  • The Senate inquiry into shark mitigation and deterrent measures
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017
  • Coastal Pathway Submission 

SCEC often meet with local council staff and members to workshop through solutions to matters of environmental concern. Council Ordinary meetings are often attended by SCEC, as are various Council seminars, workshops and information sessions relevant to local environmental issues. SCEC also meet with members of Parliament in regard to environmental issues of state and national concern.

SCEC staff also contribute to various working groups and steering committees to bring about sustainable change to the region.