This issues paper has been released to assist participants in preparing a submission to the inquiry to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the Basin Plan and water resource plans.
The NSW Ombudsman, Michael Barnes, has tabled this report to correct the public record in relation to the enforcement statistics published in the former Acting Ombudsman’s November 2017 special report to Parliament.
This report contains detailed advice to Parliament on plans for a UK-style Zero Carbon Act and independent Climate Commission.
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 paper analyzes the observed highest temperatures that occur every year at nearly 9000 stations, and how they are changing over time and especially over the past 50 and 30 years. This research found these short-term heatwaves to be increasing in most places, especially Eurasia and...
This article looks at how global climate stressors, such as warming and ocean acidification, can drastically impact the structure and function of marine food webs, diminishing the production of goods and services.
This report card provides a summary of progress made in Victoria towards achieving the Basin Plan environmental outcomes.
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...
This report sets out a suite of long-term reforms that are necessary if the nation is to achieve its ultimate goal of restoring the health of river systems in the Murray-Darling Basin.
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.
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.
These interim guidelines describe the circumstances where the EPA may use unmanned aircraft (including drones) for regulatory functions, and discusses the appropriate balance between safety, privacy and efficiency.
Accurate soil moisture content data is invaluable having many practical and academic uses, including in agricultural development, natural disaster prediction, and civil and military works.
This report card assesses the reported results of Reef Water Quality Protection Plan 2013 actions up to June 2016.
View the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990–2015 (published 2017), developed by the U.S. Government to meet U.S. commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The Northern Basin Review represents an opportunity to check if the targets set for water recovery in northern basin catchments are appropriate.
It is an important step in safeguarding one of Australia’s greatest national assets, the Murray–Darling Basin. Its continued well-being is an essential...
Traditional and community-based marine resource management practices can enhance the effectiveness of contemporary environmental management models. These traditional management practices, which are based on knowledge of natural and cultural systems in specific areas, provide useful lessons from which contemporary resource managers can learn about the...
This paper presents preliminary findings of an ongoing ARC Linkage study exploring the relationship between human health and the built environment in four diverse residential sites in NSW.
Sympatric speciation, the idea that species can arise without a period of geographical isolation, is at the centre of one of the longest running and most contentious debates in evolutionary biology. In The Origin, Darwin presented a verbal model of speciation that did not require...