The Australian Government established the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements (the Register) in 2017. The primary aim of the Register is to increase transparency about foreign ownership of Australian water assets and, more broadly, maintain community confidence in Australia’s foreign investment policy. This...
This draft report assesses the progress of the Australian, State and Territory governments towards achieving the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative (NWI), and provides practical advice on future directions for national water reform.
This paper explores the role of the global food system as the principal driver of accelerating biodiversity loss. It explains how food production is degrading or destroying natural habitats and contributing to species extinction.
This report finds that a number of sacred Indigenous sites, and an important river system in the Northern Territory, face irreversible cultural and ecological damage if the McArthur River Mine operations continue unabated. The authors argue that the independent monitoring system set up to protect...
This publication reveals that an increase in refused freedom of information (FOI) requests, more redactions, higher charges and longer delays are all plaguing Australia’s system of access to government documents.
This paper lays out the principles that businesses should adopt to avoid causing, contributing to, or being directed linked to human rights abuses and environmental harm along the battery value chain, from extraction to end-of-life.
This paper draws on examples from a wider study of Australian backyards to inform debate on three themes: urban consolidation vs urban expansion; the ecologies of urban areas; the importance of ethnographic and qualitative research methods in studying human/environment interactions in urban areas.
This strategy document outlines the WWF's new program of ongoing action to ensure our environment, people and wildlife not only survives, but thrive together. It’s a commitment to every animal, habitat and community to restore, protect and support what’s important.
Tasmania’s coastal waters have high biodiversity and endemism, but are in a state of decline and increasing pressure from climate change, fishing and aquaculture operations, agricultural run-off, urban development and population growth. This paper argues that an integrated approach to managing Tasmania’s coastal waters is...
This project brought together a wide range of stakeholders from across the Colac Otway and Corangamite Shires to develop a map based bio-links strategy which is recognised as a key biodiversity planning tool.