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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...
This paper presents a record of Australian climate change policies, including key international developments 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 to climate...
The newly elected Government has promised to introduce legislation to repeal the carbon price and associated measures as its first item of business for the 44th Parliament. This guide provide links to futher information on the carbon price and the process of repeal.
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...
Two years ago the Climate Commission warned that 2011-2020 is the ‘Critical Decade’ for tackling climate change. In particular, this is the Critical Decade for turning around rising emissions of greenhouse gases and putting us on the pathway to stabilising the climate system.
This report presents an overview of progress in international action on climate change since August 2012, with a particular focus on China and the US.
1. The energy giants China and the United States are accelerating action.China...