Natural resource management

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Natural resources management


Report

Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - July 2022

This is the thirteenth interim report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.
Report

NSW State of the environment 2021

This report describes the status and trends in the quality of the New South Wales natural environment and implications for environmental and human health.
Report

Making waves: the impact of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment

In this report, the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee recommends that the Australian government support the development and use of lower-impact technologies for all offshore seismic surveying to reduce the potential impacts of seismic testing on marine animals and the marine environment.
Report

Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - January 2021

This is the tenth interim report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.
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.
Discussion paper

Gas reservation issues paper

This issues paper outlines a range of issues on which it seeks information and feedback. The paper provides a short factual overview of Australia’s gas markets and regulatory interventions to date and briefly summarises the issues created by prospective gas reservation.
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...
Report

Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - July 2020

This is the ninth interim report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.
Report

New directions for resource management in New Zealand

New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand is a comprehensive review of New Zealand’s resource management system.
Strategy

Regulatory priorities 2020–2021

As the Conservation Regulator enters its second year of operation, the events of the last year have shown us that it is more important than ever we protect our state’s natural environment so we can enjoy it today and protect it for future generations.
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.
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...
Strategy

South Australia’s response to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission

This strategy shows the South Australian Government's full response to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission and the Productivity Commission’s five-year assessment – with a continued focus on implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, in full and on time, by 2024.
Strategy

NSW Murray and lower Darling surface water resource plan

The purpose of this Plan is to set out how New South Wales will meet its obligations under the Murray–Darling Basin Plan 2012 in the NSW Murray and Lower Darling Surface Water Resource Plan Area.
Discussion paper

Water for Victoria

The Victorian Government today released the state’s draft water plan 'Water for Victoria' for consultation. The draft plan outlines the need to balance agricultural, industrial, recreational and environmental needs, to get the most out of one of our most precious resources. The plan recognises that...
Policy report

A primer on the policy choice framework

The purpose of the Policy Choice Framework is to help policy makers decide how to change the behaviour of primary producers.