Environment Canterbury has released this report commissioned by the five agencies with statutory responsibility for land and water management in the iconic Mackenzie Basin.
This report highlights that whilst the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) claims to base its recommendations on best available science, the proposed amendments allow the MDBA and the states change the Sustainable Diversion Limits (SDLs) without considering the science.
This study confirms 90-99% of Australia’s shellfish reefs have disappeared, making them our most endangered ocean ecosystem.
The Minister of Fisheries has publically released this report and recommendations from the Marlborough Sounds Salmon Farm Relocation Advisory Panel for the relocation of salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds.
The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth. Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs of uncertainty,...
This report questions using averages to represent flows in the Barwon-Darling and challenges the NSW Water Minister’s claims about how much water is going into maintain river health.
This draft strategy document describes the vision, shared goals and objectives in managing nature in both urban and non-urban settings, and sets a framework for government, non-government and community action to care for nature in all our many environments.
It’s been five years since the Basin Plan was established – it’s time to check how implementation is going. The 2017 evaluation considers environmental, social, cultural and economic outcomes seen so far, and whether these outcomes are in line with what was expected five years...
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A new platform mapping environmental conflicts developed by RMIT urban researchers helps to support just transitions from coal to clean energy without disadvantaging workers and communities.
This discussion paper provides an overview of how mine rehabilitation is currently regulated in NSW, and seeks public feedback on proposals to improve rehabilitation outcomes for state-significant mining developments.
The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and an Independent Panel have conducted a Basin-wide Compliance Review at the request of the Australian Government, to assess the legislative, policy and practical implementation of compliance in water management across the Basin.
The controversial proposed Adani Carmichael coalmine commands diverse media headlines, but the untold story is about Indigenous rights and, in particular, the resistance of Wangan and Jagalingou people to the expropriation of their lands.
This progress report for the NSW Parliament outlines the status of a current investigation into the enforcement of the principles and rules of effective water management.
Significant population growth in Melbourne and Geelong means we cannot take the health of Port Phillip the Bay for granted. This plan provides a framework for managing the bay and its catchment to 2027.
This report spells out just how valuable the health of the coasts is to the Territory lifestyle, livelihoods and economy, but warns that without proper protection and management, the Top End is at risk.
This inquiry was concerned with the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia.
This Strategy sets out to balance economic growth, use and conservation of NSW's marine estate by identifying evidence-based management priorities and setting policy directions for managing the marine estate as a single continuous system.
This report outlines the findings from the independent economic impact assessment of a potential onshore unconventional shale gas industry in the Northern Territory.