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Join the National Nature Conversation 2015

Places You Love

In 2015, the Places You Love Alliance will host the National Nature Conversation. All Australians are invited to register to be involved. The Places You Love Alliance is a coalition of 42 Australian environment groups that has been working to

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Get Ready and Survive: Plan for an Emergency

ABC Emergency

The way to reduce the impact of natural disasters is to plan and become more resilient. The ABC Emergency Get Ready and Survive resources provide information on how to plan for a bushfire, heatwave, storm, earthquake, flood and cyclone emergency

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Australian Annual Climate Statement 2014

Australian Annual Climate Statement 2014

The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology has released the Annual climate statement 2014. Data collected and analysed show that 2014 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record while rainfall was near average nationally. 2014 may be the warmest year on record

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Report of the Independent Review of the Commonwealth Water Act 2007

Report of the Independent Review of the Water Act 2007

The review report presents 23 recommendations, including simplifying the processes for accrediting state water resource plan amendments and providing the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder with greater flexibility in using the proceeds of water trade to deliver environmental outcomes.

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Draft EPBC Act Policy statement – Camp management guidelines for the Grey-headed and Spectacled flying-fox

Draft EPBC Act Policy statement - Camp management guidelines for the Grey-headed and Spectacled flying-fox

The intention of this draft policy statement is to ensure that there are no significant impacts on these EPBC Act listed flying-foxes due to actions to manage their camps. The draft policy is open to the public for comment until

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Australian Government announces organisations to lead biodiversity and climate science hubs

National Environmental Science Program

The successful organisations to lead the six research hubs under the $142.5 million National Environmental Science Program have been announced.

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Blueprint for a Healthy Environment and a Productive Economy

Blueprint for a Healthy Environment and a Productive Economy

A new Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists blueprint describes the transformative, long-term economic and institutional reforms that Australia must implement if it is to create a healthy environment with a productive economy.

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The Australia We Love – a Comprehensive Survey of Australia’s Natural Systems

The Australia We Love

The Places You Love alliance has completed a landmark survey of Australia’s environment. More than any time in our history, humans are impacting the health and function of nature, with significant implications for the well-being and prosperity of Australian society.

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Australia’s Biosecurity Future

Australia's Biosecurity Future

The CSIRO report Australia’s Biosecurity Future: preparing for future biological challenges uses strategic foresight to identify the major biosecurity trends and risks that Australia may need to respond to over the next 20-30 years.

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Urban water futures 2014

National Water Commission

In Urban water futures 2014 the National Water Commission provides an updated overview of the urban water reform context and assesses the current performance of the urban water sector across Australia.

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