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State of Australian Cities 2014–2015

State of Australian Cities 2014–2015

Since 2010, the State of Australian Cities reports have examined the progress being made in our major cities. The State of Australian Cities 2014–2015 once again looks at the drivers behind some of the public policy issues facing the country

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Investing in Cities: Prioritising a Cities and Urban Policy Framework

Investing in Cities

Released after State of Australian Cities 2014–2015, this policy platform calls for new investment in our cities recommending renewed action by all governments to increase the productivity, prosperity and liveability of Australia’s cities, and delivers clear next steps for all spheres

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The Australian Government’s Threatened Species Strategy

Australian Government

The Threatened Species Strategy establishes a five-year Action Plan across four areas: tackling feral cats, creating safe havens for species most at risk, improving habitat, and intervening in emergencies to avert extinctions.

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Senate inquiry into stormwater resources in Australia

Australian Government

On 16 March 2015 the Senate referred the following matter to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2015: An inquiry into stormwater resources in Australia. The closing date for submissions is 24 April

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Issues paper: Setting Australia’s post-2020 target for greenhouse gas emissions

Issues paper: Setting Australia’s post-2020 target for greenhouse gas emissions

The Australian Government is reviewing of emissions reduction targets as part of Australia’s preparations for the UNFCCC Paris Conference in December 2015. An issues paper outlines the context of Government considerations. Submissions close 3pm AEST on Friday 24 April 2015.

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Supporting city-scale decisions in the context of climate change

Supporting city-scale decisions in the context of climate change

How do cities take effective decisions in the management of climate change impacts and in organising their functions, communities and economies so as to reduce emissions? This book chapter explores these decisions in the City of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene

Earth System Governance

Some scientists argue that we have entered a new epoch in planetary history: the Anthropocene. In such an era of planet-wide transformation, we need a new model for planet-wide environmental politics. This book proposes “earth system” governance as just such a

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Do stringent environmental policies hinder productivity growth?

OECD

Contrary to a widely held view, OECD analysis finds that while environmental policies have become increasingly stringent in the past two decades, tighter environmental policies have had little effect on productivity growth.

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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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