Environmental health

Discussion paper

19 Jan 2019

This research by the Australia Institute suggests that the Darling River fish kill was due to the mismanagement of the Menindee Lakes in southwest New South Wales.

Briefing paper

18 Dec 2018

This brief contains an overview of Australia’s commercial fisheries and aquaculture industries and six key aspects of Australian commercial fisheries and aquaculture including: industry structure, trends in production, trade, consumption, sustainability and innovation.

Report

11 Dec 2018

Stakeholders in the Lower Darling are strongly opposed to proposed changes to the Menindee Lakes. Local member, Kevin Humphries, has proposed a new ‘Option 7’ for the Lakes, aiming to deliver more water and local jobs.

Report

7 Dec 2018

This inquiry focused on the role of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH), including how environmental water is being used, the outcomes achieved and options for improving community engagement.

Report

5 Dec 2018

This report finds that the Tai Timu Tai Pari project’s success will ultimately depend on how the marine spatial plan is used and whether its recommendations are incorporated into local and central government’s decision-making.

Policy report

Onshore oil and gas policy background paper
4 Dec 2018

This review found growing evidence of direct health impacts, as well as a clear potential for indirect impacts of gas and oil mining on essential environmental determinants of health, including a stable climate, air quality, water quality, water security, food security, community cohesion and, in...

Report

30 Nov 2018

WA’s moratorium on fracking has been overturned without consideration of economic impacts. Economic logic, and the lived experience of Queensland and the USA, shows the industry has an incentive to expand as much and as fast as possible. This has a negative impact on communities,...

Report

The issue of death by plastic in Commonwealth Marine Areas and The Great Barrier Reef
20 Nov 2018

Plastic pollution, both land-based and in our oceans, is one of the most significant environmental challenges the world faces. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has even called it a critical problem, comparable to climate change.

Discussion paper

31 Oct 2018

The fracking inquiry that reported earlier this year recommended that unconventional gas extraction should only be permitted if the all 135 recommendations are accepted and implemented. All recommendations were accepted by the NT government when it lifted the gas moratorium.

Policy report

25 Oct 2018

Aotearoa New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity is unique. Millions of years of geographic isolation have resulted in a vast assemblage of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. The decline in our country’s indigenous biodiversity on land, in freshwater and in the surrounding seas...

Discussion paper

19 Oct 2018

This paper outlines proposed reforms to the water resource regulatory framework and shows how different elements might fit together to provide a comprehensive and contemporary management framework.

Report

1 Oct 2018

This report is the first in a series that highlights how the Murray–Darling Basin Plan has increased the flow of money and water to big agribusinesses and has increased the vulnerability of everyone else in the Basin– Aboriginal people, floodplain graziers, downstream communities and small...

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.

Report

Maladministration of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Volume I
23 Jul 2018

This report compiles more than a hundred media reports relating to different aspects of the maladministration of the Murray Darling Basin. These articles are sourced from national, state, local and rural publications.

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.

Report

4 Jul 2018

The 2018 edition of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals.

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.

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.

Report

27 Jun 2018

This audit assessed whether the state’s unallocated Crown land and unmanaged reserves are being effectively managed to minimise human and environmental health risks from contamination on these sites.

Overview

 

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