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This report presents the findings of a longitudinal study of Australians from 2010 to 2014, comprised of five national surveys conducted annually in July and August of each year. The surveys formed part of a research program investigating the ways in which...
This paper presents a record of Australian climate change policies. Key international developments are also included to provide global context.
Climate change is a long-term, global problem. Long-term problems generally require stable but flexible policy implementation over time. However, Australia’s commitment...
The Authority is required by legislation to review the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) every three years; this is its first review. The review has benefited from consultations with stakeholders from a range of sectors and the Authority thanks those who contributed.
This is the Climate Change Authority's second review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET). The RET targets reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector and thereby contributes significantly to reducing Australia's overall emissions.
In its 2012 review of the...
This inquiry examined the adequacy of the Australian and Queensland Governments’ efforts to stop the rapid decline of the Great Barrier Reef.
Terms of reference
On 25 March 2014, the Senate referred the following matter to the Environment and Communications References Committee...
Provides a summary of the status of water plans across Australia.
This National Water Planning Report Card 2013 follows the first baseline assessment undertaken in 2011. It provides a consolidated summary of the progress of water planning across Australia against...
Air and ocean temperatures across Australia are now, on average, almost a degree Celsius warmer than they were in 1910, with most of the warming occurring since 1950, according to this report. This warming has seen Australia experiencing more warm weather and extreme heat, and...
This is the fourth in a series of publications examining Australians’ responses to climate change.
This report presents the basic findings of a survey undertaken in July and August of 2013 with 5219 Australians. The survey forms part of a longitudinal...
On 15 October 2013, the Government invited submissions on the exposure drafts of bills to repeal the carbon tax and related legislation. These bills were necessary to ensure that the carbon tax will no longer apply from 1 July 2014.
In addition to exposure...
This report identifies the enormous, but largely underutilised, potential for solar generation in the world’s sunniest continent.
This report provides an overview of the rapidly changing solar industry, including international developments and opportunities for Australia to better utilise and benefit from solar resources in...