Environmental protection

Research report

17 Oct 2018

This report concentrates on the water sources commonly used by extractive industries in the process of extracting resources lying beneath the surface–that is, underground water sources. The report examines the environmental, social and economic impacts of water extracted in this process, and the current regulatory...

Research report

12 Oct 2018

Market Forces, working with Vietnamese community organisations and other international NGOs, has found that equator principles (EP) signatory banks are violating those principles in their involvement in syndicates funding five Vietnamese coal-fired power stations. In doing so, they are failing the people that the principles...

Strategy

8 Oct 2018

This document sets out the government’s plan to restore and protect freshwater in New Zealand. It outlines the work programme that will set New Zealand on the path to turning around water quality trends and make long-term improvements in freshwater.

Strategy

8 Oct 2018

This document captures areas of shared interest in water quality and ecosystem health improvements and defines how the Crown and Māori will work together to make improvements to New Zealand’s freshwater.

Research report

27 Sep 2018

This report highlights the importance of Australia’s effective and successful plant and animal biosecurity systems and border protection services to our wellbeing and economy, and adds a further perspective on new and emerging threats that need to be addressed.

Research report

19 Sep 2018

This audit examined whether the environmental and public health impacts of domestic wastewater are being effectively managed.

Research report

12 Sep 2018

This report examines the fundamental conflict of interest that underlies the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Alliance (GISERA), making it an inappropriate organisation to undertake research to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development.

Research report

11 Sep 2018

In 2017, three of the world’s major rivers were granted legal rights. New Zealand’s Whanganui River and the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India. The granting of legal rights to these rivers raises an important question, which is yet to be answered: how effective will...

Discussion paper

6 Sep 2018

This paper explores the fossil fuel divestment movement and, on the other side of the coin, the fossil free investment movement. In addition to the benefit of aligning investments with an organisation’s purpose, it finds the returns available on local and international fossil free investment...

Draft report

30 Aug 2018

The Productivity Commission’s task in this review does not extend to examining the processes for setting the sustainable balance and associated targets in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan or measuring the impacts and outcomes of the plan. However, it does examine the preparedness of Basin Governments...

Draft report

20 Aug 2018

This draft plan provides a framework to guide the actions of governments, traditional owners, water users and other interests in their endeavour to achieve economic, environmental, cultural and social outcomes for the Great Artesian Basin and its users.

Strategy

16 Aug 2018

The vision for the NSW marine estate is a healthy coast and sea, managed for the greatest wellbeing of the community now and into the future. This strategy document details how the Marine Estate Management Authority will achieve this vision over the next ten years....

Discussion paper

16 Aug 2018

This discussion paper describes how we propose to manage the priority threats that impact the Hawkesbury Shelf marine bioregion. The proposal includes establishing a marine park which will aim to enhance the conservation of marine biodiversity and maximise environmental, social, cultural and economic benefits to...

Research report

15 Aug 2018

This report assessed the place of camping in New Zealand’s tourism offering and laid out recommendations for better management, covering both the short term lead-in to peak season and longer term legislative changes.

Discussion paper

10 Aug 2018

This document has been released as part of a consultation process to decide if a mandatory phase out of sale or distribution of plastic shopping bags is the best option for New Zealand. It is proposed that at least six months after regulations are Gazetted,...

Research report

8 Aug 2018

This study used the ABARES water trade model is used to simulate what would happen to the water market under a repeat of the Millennium drought, with current water demand, environmental water recovery, trade limits and carryover rules.

Research report

Irresponsible business and the murder of land and environmental defenders in 2017
24 Jul 2018

It has never been a deadlier time to defend one’s community, way of life, or environment. This report shows a rise in the number of people killed last year to 207 - the highest total we have ever recorded. What’s more, this research has highlighted...

Strategy

20 Jul 2018

This updated reef plan, released by the Australian and Queensland governments, is the overarching framework for protecting and managing the Great Barrier Reef until 2050.

Strategy

3 Jul 2018

This seasonal watering plan is based on proposals developed by catchment management authorities and Melbourne Water, drawing from scientific river and wetland studies and community engagement.

Research report

28 Jun 2018

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the EPA’s regulatory response to water pollution in drinking water catchments and illegal solid waste disposal.

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