Environmental monitoring

Measurement of environmental quality or levels of pollutants.

Report

Exposure of seabed assemblages to trawling and inclusion in closures and reserves
19 Nov 2018

This project aimed to quantify the overlap of mapped seabed assemblages with trawl footprints, and with areas of spatial management that prohibit trawling, by building on previously collated data and assemblage mapping — as well as data for State and Commonwealth demersal trawling effort, fishery...

Report

16 Nov 2018

This report provides a synthesis of management arrangements, catch and sustainability of sharks across Australia. This report is a commitment under the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation's International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks and Australia's National Plan of Action...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Report

28 Sep 2018

This report provides an independent assessment of the biological status of fish stocks and the economic status of fisheries managed, or jointly managed, by the Australian government (Commonwealth fisheries). It summarises the performance of these fisheries in 2017 and over time, against the requirements of...

Report

19 Sep 2018

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

Article

10 Sep 2018

The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring. Read the full article at Fast Company

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.

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.

Guide

17 Jul 2018

These guidelines will help councils with their compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) responsibilities under the Resource Management Act.

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.

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.

Discussion paper

26 Jun 2018

This discussion paper invites public comment to inform the review of the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI). As the review will have a significant effect on the future operations of the NPI, this paper will be of interest to stakeholders from government, industry, non-government organisations and...

Report

26 Jun 2018

This follow-up audit examines whether departments have effectively implemented the recommendations made in Managing water quality in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

Report

12 Jun 2018

The ACCC has completed its eighth annual report under the Water Act 2007 (Cth). This report provides information on the state of the rural water sector in the Murray-Darling Basin for the 2016–17 financial year.

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