Department of the Environment (Australia)

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23 Feb 2016

In November 2012, forty new Commonwealth marine reserves (CMRs) were proclaimed in the South-west, North-west, North, Temperate East and Coral Sea marine regions as part of the Australian Government’s contribution to the National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (NRSMPA). This followed the establishment of...

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23 Feb 2016

In response to a range of concerns raised by a number of parties about the 40 new Commonwealth marine reserves (CMRs) established in 2012, the Australian Government initiated a review of the design and management of these reserves. Key concerns were the adequacy of consultation...

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31 Dec 2015

Australia’s second Biennial Report is a summary of Australia’s progress towards meeting its commitments under the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Countries such as Australia are required to submit these reports to the UNFCCC every two years. This report contains Australian...

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24 Dec 2015

The Quarterly Update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory provides estimates of Australia’s national inventory up to the June quarter of 2015. The ‘Quarterly Update’ is a publication series that reports on the latest estimates of Australia’s national greenhouse gas inventory.

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29 Jul 2015

The landfill industry, through the Australian Landfill Owners Association and the Australian Local Government Association, has developed this voluntary protocol to ensure that the early collected carbon charges are returned for consumer benefit. Individual landfill owners will have the option to accept to be bound...

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15 Sep 2014

The Great Barrier Reef is not only one of the natural wonders of the world, it is a significant part of Australia’s national identity. It faces a number of pressures and whilst considerable progress has been made over many years to improve the management of...


24 Apr 2014

This White Paper sets out the Government’s final positions on the design, implementation and ongoing development of the Emissions Reduction Fund.

Executive summary A healthy environment and a healthy economy are two essential elements of the Government’s vision for a strong...

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31 Jan 2014

This report outlines Australia’s progress in implementing key requests made by the United Nations World Heritage Committee with regard to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Purpose of this report

This 2014 State Party Report is a progress report outlining Australia’s...


23 Oct 2013

On 15 October 2013, the Government invited submissions on the exposure drafts of bills to repeal the carbon tax and related legislation. These bills were necessary to ensure that the carbon tax will no longer apply from 1 July 2014.

In addition to exposure...

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