The draft bilateral evaluation agreement is available on the Ministry`s website for a public comment period of at least 28 days. At present, there is no bilateral authorization agreement. Australia currently has bilateral social security agreements on double supercovery: on 13 December 2016, the Government of Western Australia published the Environmental Impact Assessment (Divisions 1 and 2 of Part IV) Administrative Procedures 2016 under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (AV). As a result of these legislative changes, the current 2014 bilateral assessment agreement with the Government of Western Australia no longer applies to certain proposals that are normally subject to bilateral review by the Crown. Communication on the intention to develop a draft bilateral evaluation agreement (PDF – 112.33 KB) Communication on the intention to develop a draft bilateral evaluation agreement (DOCX – 23.36 KB) You can only apply for a certificate of coverage if you accept an offer from an Australian employer to work temporarily abroad in a country that has a bilateral social security agreement with Australia. It is not available if you opt for a new job opportunity with a foreign employer. The Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Western Australia on Environmental Assessment (the Bilateral Agreement) allows the Commonwealth Minister of the Environment to rely on certain environmental impact assessment procedures in Western Australia to assess measures under the EPBC Act. The governments of Australia and Western Australia have agreed to begin the process of developing a new bilateral assessment agreement, which will incorporate a streamlined environmental assessment system between governments. The new bilateral evaluation agreement will update existing agreements by revoking and replacing the existing agreement. The draft bilateral licensing agreement provides for the accreditation of Western Australia`s processes for the approval of proposed measures that would otherwise be assessed by the Australian Government for approval under the EPBC Act. .