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Research report

25 Oct 2017

With business creation and investment in Australia in precipitous decline, it is critical that all levels of Australian government undertake reforms to reduce red tape to achieve minimum best practice regulation.

Environmental law in Australia...

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Research report

16 Oct 2017

This current case study report forms part of a Melbourne Water funded RMIT University research project which investigates the role of the water sector in urban liveability, greening and cooling. Greening the West provides an interesting case study on this topic due to the...

Discussion paper

03 Oct 2017

In 2017, the Australian government published a review into the first phase of the National Landcare Program. The findings have helped to inform the proposed delivery arrangements of Regional Land Partnerships.

The Australian Government wants to...

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Report

29 Sep 2017

Fishery status reports 2017 provides an independent evaluation of the biological and economic status of fish stocks managed solely or jointly by the Australian Government.

This 22nd edition of the Fishery status reports covers the biological status of 94 fish stocks across 22...

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Research report

25 Sep 2017

The Ministry of Health (MoH) asked Sapere Reaserch Group to determine the costs of the waterborne disease outbreak in Havelock North, the largest outbreak of its kind in New Zealand. The contamination was discovered on 12th August 2016 and the primary impacts lasted for approximately four weeks...

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22 Sep 2017

This summary provides stakeholders with woody vegetation change summary statistics for all SLATS mapping between the first mapping period of 1988–91 and up to the most recent 2015–16 mapping period.

The spreadsheet contains additional woody vegetation change data summaries which are not...

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21 Sep 2017

On July 20, 2017, the federal government released plans to reduce protection of Australia’s marine environment. 40 million hectares of highly protected sanctuary areas could be removed from the country’s network of Commonwealth marine parks, an area twice the size of Victoria.

In the...

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20 Sep 2017

This project’s objective was to inform the horticulture industry and the 202020 Vision’s identification of priority areas for greening. Our central question was: how can local government greening efforts be most effective in addressing differences in metropolitan residents’ social, economic and...

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11 Sep 2017

The Four Corners program reported on the implementation of the 2012 NSW Water Sharing Plan for the Barwon-Darling system. The Water Sharing Plan sets out the water entitlements for stakeholders (including irrigators, the environment, communities and industry). It forms the basis for individual...

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Book

08 Aug 2017

The average Australian spends 90 per cent of their time indoors. For many people a large proportion of that time is spent in the office – eight hours a day, five days a week (and often more). But what are these offices doing to our health? Are they providing a healthy environment in which to be...

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Discussion paper

28 Jul 2017

Australian governments have been trying to develop northern Australia for a long time, with the latest policy papers and Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility just the most recent in a long tradition of generally unsuccessful attempts to entice more people to the continent’s north with the...

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15 Jul 2017

This report is a documentation of the rates and directions of migration of limesand dunes in parts of Western Australia. With the application of ArcGIS, georeferenced maps and aerial images from 1960 to 2010 were used to measure and monitor the locations of a selection of mobile dunes along the...

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29 Jun 2017

National parks, reserves and other protected areas are vital to the survival of Australia’s unique fauna and flora – animals and plants found nowhere else in the world – and to our valuable nature tourism industry. National parks and other protected areas also provide many other valuable ‘...

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26 Jun 2017

It’s renowned as the world’s largest living thing. The Great Barrier Reef is also the biggest contributor to our national economy and our international brand.

Putting a price on it might seem impossible, given the reef’s irreplaceable beauty and biodiversity. Of course it’s invaluable on...

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22 Jun 2017

The Australian government conducted a review in 2016 to inform future investment in natural resource management.

Evidence considered in this review includes:

  • more than 900 responses from a stakeholder survey undertaken during 2016
  • independent financial analysis of
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Research report

29 May 2017

This report details the outcomes from consultation with Australia’s health stakeholders, including professional health and hospital groups, health leaders, academics, scientists, parliamentarians and policymakers during 2016 regarding a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for...

Research report

27 Apr 2017

This report measures the quality of New Zealand's waterways; water quantity and flows; biodiversity in rivers and lakes; and the cultural health of fresh water. It is the first dedicated report on fresh water in New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series and will be a baseline for tracking...

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Research report

Technical report

12 Apr 2017

The report is in two sections. The first is a summary report written from my Office with the assistance of the Departmental Science Advisors from the Department of Conservation and the Ministry for the Environment. This overview avoids technical detail but tries to explain the core issues of...

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Video program

26 Mar 2017

This 15'27" "Sunday" television current affairs story journeys down the Selwyn River in New Zealand investigating the impact of dairy farming, climate change and irrigation in causing reduced flow and high nitrate levels. Considers whether the river is like a canary in a coal mine and whether it...

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Discussion paper

16 Mar 2017

Today the Productivity Commission released an issues paper posing the questions the Commission will seek to ask and answer in their National Water Reform Inquiry.

Water reform has supported growth in agriculture and other industries, returned much needed water to the environment, created...

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