Natural resources

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Report

Resources sector regulation: Productivity Commission study report

This report examines regulation of the Australian resources sector, identifying issues and leading practice approaches to addressing them. The main focus is on how regulation is designed, administered and enforced. The key message is that there is room for significant improvement.
Discussion paper

On the make: gas and manufacturing in Australia

This discussion paper asserts that the Morrison Government’s 'gas-fired recovery' will not assist Australia’s manufacturing industry, arguing that increasing gas production is likely to benefit gas exporters, not the manufacturing industry.
Report

Flame out: the future of natural gas

Far from fuelling the recovery from the COVID recession, natural gas will inevitably decline as an energy source for industry and homes in Australia. This report shows that a combination of economics and environmental imperatives imperil the industry.
Briefing paper

Post-pandemic natural resource management in the Indo-Pacific

The two main threats to natural resource management caused by COVID-19 are the negative impact on ecosystems (and thereby resources) of increased human interaction with the environment, and the increased disregard for international environmental laws, norms and regulations, by both individuals and nations. This paper...
Draft report

Resources sector regulation: draft report

This study examines regulation of the resources sector, identifying issues and leading practice approaches to addressing them. The main focus is on how regulation is designed, administered and enforced.
Policy report

Western Australia and India: the need for a state strategy to recover and grow the economic relationship

This publication discusses how deeper economic ties with India will help ensure Western Australia remains connected into the corridors of regional and global growth.
Discussion paper

Transforming the resource management system: opportunities for change

The Resource Management Review Panel has been established to undertake a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act and other significant legislation comprising the resource management system. This issues and options paper identifies the main issues to be addressed in the reform process and offers...
Strategy

Land use futures: natural capital roadmap

Despite many examples of innovative and sustainable land management practices, a barrier to broader adoption is the immaturity of tools and systems to enable adequate, consistent measurement of ‘natural capital’. This natural capital roadmap seeks to enable sustainable land use transitions through the measurement and...
Technical report

Technical review of the water sharing plan for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2012

This technical report prepared by Prof. Fran Sheldon from Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University) reviews the ecology, hydrology, and license types of water along the Barwon-Darling.
Report

Policy approaches to climate change in mineral rich countries

The purpose of this report is to highlight the policies of countries leading the shift toward a green economy, and the implications of those policies for the mining sector in those countries. The report begins with the analysis of key areas of policymaking known to...