Natural environment

Report

21 Feb 2019

This paper argues that at this precarious stage in our planet and our society's health and well-being, and to ensure corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting should be a standardized and mandatory reporting system.

Report

19 Feb 2019

This report investigates the causes of three major fish kills in the Darling River near Menindee in December 2018 and January 2019. It was produced at the request of the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Federal Opposition and was made public by the...

Discussion paper

17 Feb 2019

The discussion document outlines proposed changes and seeks public comment to achieve better outcomes for NZ Crown pastoral land in the South Island high country.

Report

14 Feb 2019

An inquiry into the 2018-19 Budget measure, the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Partnership Program.

Briefing paper

14 Feb 2019

In recent years China has announced big changes to its agricultural policies - changes which are likely to have an impact on Australian agricultural exporters. ABARES recently analysed these changes and their potential implications for Australia’s beef, dairy and grains industries in a detailed report...

Report

14 Feb 2019

Based on the direction of China’s agricultural policies and Australia's growth in trade with China, there are potential areas for greater focus to achieve outcomes that are in the interest of both countries. At present, agricultural cooperation in the areas of biosecurity, genetics, food safety...

Strategy

14 Feb 2019

This strategy document outlines the Australian government’s policy and long-term reform agenda for the Australian resources sector.

Commentary

13 Feb 2019

What is the best way forward to achieve urban water security?

Commentary

12 Feb 2019

This is the first of two articles looking at the increasing reliance of Australian cities on desalination to supply drinking water, with less emphasis on alternatives such as recycling and demand management. So what is the best way forward to achieve urban water security?

Report

12 Feb 2019

This paper explores the processes of environmental change at a global and national level and consequences for societies and economies. It supports education in the economic, social and political sciences by informing the public of the state of environmental change, the growing impacts around the...

Report

Initial report
12 Feb 2019

Human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage, potentially eroding the conditions upon which socioeconomic stability is possible. This paper argues that three shifts in understanding across political and policy communities are required: of the scale and pace of environmental breakdown, the implications...

Policy

Our Plan to protect Australia and keep Australians safe
11 Feb 2019

A plan launched by Prime Minister Scott Morrison which "sets out plainly what a re-elected Morrison Liberal Nationals Government will continue to do to keep Australians safe and secure".

Survey

10 Feb 2019

Results from the Pew Research Center’s Spring 2018 Global Attitudes Survey, conducted in 26 nations, show that worries about ISIS and North Korea persist, as fears about American power grow.

Strategy

10 Feb 2019

This strategy introduces significant transformations aimed at Western Australia becoming a circular economy, with a greater focus on avoidance as well as moving to targets for material recovery and environmental protection in addition to landfill diversion.

Report

10 Feb 2019

The Wentworth Group conducted a study to evaluate whether environmental water recovery has led to observable increases in river flows at two key sites along the Murray-Darling Basin. This summary report outlines the findings.

Briefing paper

8 Feb 2019

This research from the Australian National University (ANU) has found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, helping it to meet its entire Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets five years early.

Commentary

7 Feb 2019

A decade after Black Saturday, with record floods in Queensland, severe bushfires in Tasmania and Victoria, widespread heatwaves and drought, and a crisis in the Murray-Darling Basin, it is timely to reflect on the state of adaptation policy and practice in Australia.

Report

7 Feb 2019

Since Market Forces first conducted this research at the start of 2018, companies have become more willing to acknowledge climate change risks. However, very few have fully detailed the potential implications of these risks for their particular business. Even fewer have disclosed plans to transition...

Report

6 Feb 2019

As many Australians already believe, this report finds that climate change is increasing the frequency and/or severity of extreme weather and that Australians are suffering as a result.

Report

6 Feb 2019

This report predicts that early action to diversify the economy and invest in regional development could ensure the Hunter Valley avoids the worst economic impacts of a decline in coal mining as the world acts on climate change.

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