Referrals, assessments and approvals of controlled actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s administration of referrals, assessments and approvals of controlled actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Destruction of Juukan Gorge: we need to know the history of artefacts, but it is more important to keep them in place
This article explores First Nations peoples' connection to land, in the aftermath of Rio Tinto detonating a 46,000 year old site known as Juukan Gorge in Western Australia.
COVID-19 shows that the health of people and the planet are one and the same. The planet has delivered its strongest warning to date that humanity must change. The UNEP believes it has a duty to help nations build back better after the pandemic to...
The EPBC Act requires that an independent review be undertaken at least once every ten years. The review must examine the operation of the Act and the extent to which its objects have been achieved. The last review was completed in 2009. This discussion paper...
This report quantifies the impacts of recent fire events on koalas in the context of broader population trends across New South Wales over the past three generations of koalas.
In 2018, the New Zealand Government decided not to grant any new petroleum prospecting, exploration and mining permits outside onshore Taranaki. The aim of this report is to extend the existing analysis by providing an assessment of what is known about the environmental effectiveness and...
This document outlines how New Zealand plans to become predator free by 2050. The action plan focuses on the work required over the next 5 years (2020–2025) and outlines key near-term outcomes within the six pathways.
This analysis shows Northen Territory (NT) fracking emissions under the NT Government’s own fracking inquiry’s high production scenario would be worse than the emissions of Australia’s coal fleet across the National Energy Market (NEM) in 2030, and require more offsets each year than have ever...
Despite global policy commitments to preserve Earth's marine biodiversity, many species are in a state of decline. This analysis shows 26%–41% of the ocean needs to be effectively managed and conserved through a combination of site-based actions and broad policy responses to achieve global conservation...
Destination Management (DM) is an ongoing process that requires destinations to plan for the future and considers the social, economic, cultural and environmental risks and opportunities. This document describes what DM is and how to go about creating a DM plan.