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Thank you to those who have renewed their membership for 2017. A big welcome to WMAA's newest members. We value the support and commitment, and look forward to working with you this year to achieve positive outcomes for you and the industry, particularly through our branches, industry working groups and divisions. Please contact the office to discuss how you can get involved with these important groups, and understand that if you have not been able to renew your financial membership, you will no longer be able to participate.

For those who have not yet renewed, don't miss the opportunity to have your views heard by government; be part of one of Australia's largest industry networks; receive business support through member exclusive opportunities; discounts on our events, training and education programs; as well gain access to an information hub for all your industry news and updates.

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WMAA Submissions to government

WMAA government submissions

WMAA represents the views of our members to all levels of government on issues affecting the bottom line. Submissions to government are prepared by various state-based WMAA working groups. By being involved in those groups, all WMAA members have the opportunity to contribute to national and industry policy and the development of industry standards.

Recently, on behalf of its members, WMAA put forward the following submissions to government:

WMAA Women of Waste Leadership Breakfast

WoW Leadeship Lunch

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) is pleased to announce the Women of Waste Leadership Breakfast is being held on Tuesday 16 May 2017 at Citadines on Burke, Melbourne.

The breakfast will include an address from our guest speaker The Hon Liliana D'Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Suburban Development; as well as Cheryl Batagol, Chairman, Environment Protection Authority (EPA); and Simone Carson,  co-founder of  SecondBite. These inspirational women will each share their own fascinating journeys.

This event is designed to recognise women who are driving change in industry, and in doing so, are breaking down barriers and are creating new career prospects for the next generation. We sometimes overlook the tiny unexpected turning points that can progress our career, our leadership capabilities and those defining moments!

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ISWA's monthly Scientific Journal

ISWA journal

Waste Management and Research
is an ISWA monthly journal, publishing articles relating to both the theory and practice of waste management and research.
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The 2017 Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference wraps up


In March, WMAA held its Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference, exploring the integral role that landfills and transfer stations play in the in the waste management industry.

Isabel Axiö, winner of the WMAA 2016 Young Professionals Scholarship, shares the outcomes from the conference.

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WMAA 2017 WasteQ Conference: Abstract submissions now open


The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) 2017 WasteQ Conference - Reshaping Regional Resilience - will be held from the 11-13 October 2017 at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, Mackay QLD.

Abstract Submissions are currently open. To learn more or to submit your abstract, see below.

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CER announces fifth ERF auction results


The Clean Energy Regulator has announced the results of the fifth ERF auction. The Emissions Reduction Fund has now secured 189 million tonnes of abatement through 387 contracts.

The Clean Energy Regulator has awarded new contracts for 11.25 million tonnes of abatement under 31 Carbon Abatement Contracts for a total value of $133 million.

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QLD ups its recovery rates


The Queensland Government has released its 2016 Recycling and Waste in Queensland report, with findings revealing that Queenslanders are diverting more waste.

With headline wastes increasing by 8.6% to 9.2 million tonnes in 2015-16, more than four million tonnes of waste was diverted from landfill in 2015-16.

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VIC Premier's Sustainability Awards

VIC Premier's Awards

Entries are now open for the 2017 Premier's Sustainability Awards.

The awards, now in their 15th year, recognise and celebrate Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future.

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WMAA Career Centre

Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 - amendments


Recent amendments to the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 will change the reporting and payment dates for the waste levy.

All reporting and levy payments for a relevant month will now take place on the same day for both resource recovery/waste processing and waste disposal facilities. These changes will allow the EPA to issue invoices following the submission of a report, making the process more transparent for each Licensee. The new reporting and payment dates will be reflected in the Waste and Resource Recovery Portal (WARRP). For more information on the changes please email waste.levydata@epa.nsw.gov.au.

OTHER NEWS: SV announces new Leadership

SV announcement

Sustainability Victoria has appointed three new directors to its executive leadership team to lead the organisation through the next phase of the delivery of the SV2020 strategy.

Stan Krpan, Chief Executive Officer at Sustainability Victoria welcomed the appointment of Katie Pahlow as Director of Communications and Marketing; Warren Overton as Director of Business and Built Environment; and Stephanie Ziersch as Director of Communities and Climate Change.

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OTHER NEWS: South Australia bans e-waste from landfill


A new initiative from the South Australian Government banning electronic waste (e-waste) from the state's landfill is an important step towards improving Australia's sustainability [...]


Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter says, "South Australia is the only state in Australia that has legislated to ban e-waste from landfill. It sets our state apart from the rest of Australia - together with our Container Deposit Legislation, ban on single-use plastic bags and strong track record in recycling and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill."
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