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This report defines good performance reporting as that which provides sufficient information to reliably, objectively and clearly determine whether public sector agencies are delivering on their objectives effectively, efficiently and in compliance with laws and policies, arguing that the Environment Protection Authority's approach to data...
Between September 2010 and March 2011 Victoria experienced severe flooding, affecting 70 of the 79 Victorian local governments and resulting in relief and recovery costs estimated to total $971 million. This report finds that the governance response model chosen resulted in a fragmented approach to...
This publication presents an overview of the Victorian Essential Services Commission's approach and assessment of water businesses' proposals.
In October 2012, Melbourne Water, City West Water, South East Water, Yarra Valley Water and Western Water submitted their Water Plans to the Essential Services Commission...
This report found that the Department of Primary Industries is not discharging its legislative responsibilities to deliver balanced and sustainable outcomes for freshwater recreational fisheries.
While it is demonstrably delivering improved recreational freshwater fishing outcomes, it is not paying sufficient attention to the protection...
This report reviews all options to reduce the risk of catastrophic bushfires from the electricity supply.
The Powerline Bushfire Safety Taskforce (the Taskforce) was established to review all options to reduce the risk of catastrophic bushfires from the electricity supply. The Taskforce prepared a...
This research brief provides an overview of the main provisions of this Victorian legislation, background information on climate change, an overview of the state government's White Paper Action Plan, stakeholder responses, and legislation in other jurisdictions.
The main purposes of the Bill are...
This paper provides an overview of recent research conducted by climate scientists world-wide.
This Interim Report makes 51 recommendations and is the culmination of six months' work, including four weeks of community consultations; examination of more than 1,260 submissions and eight weeks of public hearings involving a total of 87 witnesses.
In late January 2009 heatwave conditions...
This Agricultural Nnote provides information on the use of preservatives for safer storage of hay in Australia. When deciding which product to use, it is important to understand the differences between each of the products and when each can or cannot be used.
The impacts of climate change are complex, difficult to predict, yet too far-reaching to ignore. This 2008 report outlines potential threats to assets and infrastructure in Gippsland and address issues like erosion and sand transport. When storms wash away our beaches where does the sand...