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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand is a comprehensive review of New Zealand’s resource management system.
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.
This 2011 update of significant elements of the 2008 Garnaut Climate Change Review considers elements of the original review where changes or improvements in expert knowledge could have significant implications for the key findings and recommendations for future climate change policy.
This study challenges the current paradigm that defines resilience as a return to equilibrium, by using a non-equilibrium cultural ecological lens and interpretivist research design. The non-equilibrium view of resilience sees the social systems of island nations as highly dynamic areas, constantly undergoing persistent change...