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COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Act 2020 No. 5.

Territorial subdivision
New South Wales
Document type
Energy, Environment gen., Fisheries, Land & soil, Mineral resources, Water, Waste & hazardous substances, General
Hazards Subsidy/incentive Financing Social protection Energy conservation/energy production Inspection Access-to-information Authorization/permit Data collection/reporting Monitoring Community management Concession Waste disposal Waste management Waste prevention
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Indian Ocean, Oceania, South Pacific

The Act 2020 No. 5 to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic amends several NSW Acts: Annual Holidays Act 1944 No. 3; Associations Incorporation Act 2009 No. 7; Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No. 63; Children (Community Service Orders) Act 1987 No. 56; Children’s Guardian Act 2019 No 25; Community Land Management Act 1989 No. 202; Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave Scheme) Act 2010 No. 122; Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999 No. 93; Crown Land Management Act 2016 No. 58, Electricity Supply Act 1995 No. 94; Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No. 203; Fair Trading Act 1987 No 68 (as amended by the Fair Trading Legislation Amendment (Reform) Act 2018); Fisheries Management Act 1994 No. 38; Human Tissue Act 1983 No. 164; Industrial Relations Act 1996 No. 17; Interpretation Act 1987 No. 15; Landlord and Tenant Regulation 2015; Local Government Act 1993 No. 30; Long Service Leave Act 1955 No 38; Mental Health Act 2007 No 8; Mining Act 1992 No. 29; Private Health Facilities Act 2007 No. 9; Property and Stock Agents Act 2002 No. 66; Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156; Public Health Act 2010 No. 127; Registered Clubs Act 1976 No. 31; Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No. 42; Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019; Retirement Villages Act 1999 No. 81; Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 No. 50; Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2001 No. 58; Water Management Act 2000 No. 92; Workers Compensation Act 1987 No. 70.

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References - Legislation


Electricity Supply Act 1995.

Legislation | Australia | 1995 (2018)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Institution, Energy conservation/energy production, Renewable energy, Climate change


Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Legislation | Australia | 1979 (2020)

Keyword: Cultural heritage, Indigenous peoples, Basic legislation, EIA, Environmental planning, Dispute settlement, Offences/penalties, Policy/planning, Aquaculture, Freshwater resources management, Sustainable development, Water conservation zone


Fisheries Management Act 1994.

Legislation | Australia | 1994 (2018)

Keyword: Framework law, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Fishing gear/fishing method, Seasons, Total allowable catch, Enforcement/compliance, Aquaculture, Mariculture, Size, Policy/planning, Institution, Non-governmental entity, Court/tribunal, Fishing authorization, Protection of species, Cartilaginous fishes, Indigenous peoples, Fish disease, Animal health, Authorization/permit


Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.

Legislation | Australia | 1997 (2019)

Keyword: Framework law, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Environmental audit, Environmental planning, Access-to-information, Authorization/permit, Pollution control, Indigenous peoples, Policy/planning, Classification/declassification, Waste management, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Offences/penalties


Water Management Act 2000.

Legislation | Australia | 2000 (2022)

Keyword: Framework law, Freshwater resources management, Surface water, Groundwater, Irrigation, Drainage/land reclamation, Well sinking/boreholes, Water abstraction, Waterworks, Authorization/permit, Water supply, Institution, Flood, Contract/agreement, Basin/catchment/watershed, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Sustainable development, Enforcement/compliance, Water shortage/drought, Indigenous peoples, Inland waters


Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2001.

Legislation | Australia | 2001 (2018)

Keyword: Waste prevention, Special fund, Recycling/reuse, Policy/planning, Waste management


Mining Act 1992.

Legislation | Australia | 1992 (2017)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Exploration, Minerals, Mining, Inspection, Royalties/fees, Enforcement/compliance, Court/tribunal, Non-governmental entity, Management/conservation, Authorization/permit, Indigenous peoples


Community Land Management Act 1989.

Legislation | Australia | 1989 (2020)

Keyword: Common property, Land tenure, Non-governmental entity, Dispute settlement


Crown Land Management Act 2016.

Legislation | Australia | 2016 (2018)

Keyword: Lease, Environmental planning, Enforcement/compliance, Zoning, Indigenous peoples, Traditional rights/customary rights, Transfer, Land tenure, Land-use planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Cultural heritage, Policy/planning, Freshwater resources management, Water rights


Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Legislation | Australia | 2016 (2018)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Institution, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental planning, Authorization/permit, EIA, Wetlands, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Biodiversity, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Indigenous peoples, Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Protection of species, Research, Traditional rights/customary rights, Fishery management and conservation, Protected area, Freshwater pollution, Pollution control, Migratory species, Alien species, Endangered species, Marine mammals, National parks, Marine protected areas, Access and benefit-sharing, Marine area