prepared for the Water Services Association of Australia, by Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

released 13 October 2020

The paper is intended for use by water utilities and the broader water sector to better understand the challenges and transformation required to
implement a circular economy approach. It is supported by 15 international and Australian case studies showcasing the future possibilities for the
urban water industry.

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Commonwealth of Australia, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

released 12 October 2020

A new version of the Australian Government Crisis Management Framework (AGCMF) (Version 2.3) has been released, to come into effect from Monday 12 October 2020. The updates ensure that arrangements which set out the Australian Government’s response to emergencies and natural disasters are up to date in preparation for the 2020-2021 high-risk weather season.

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The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)

released 12 October 2020

The economic modelling compared an ‘orderly transition’ scenario, in which Australia adopts a stronger 2030 emissions reduction target and a 2050 net zero goal, with a ‘hothouse’ scenario marked by current emissions trajectories and policy approaches.

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Climate Council

released October 2020

This report shows that Queensland can build a resilient, thriving economy by using renewable energy for job creation. Thousands of Queenslanders could work in clean industries including manufacturing, mining, minerals processing, and renewable hydrogen. By embracing its renewable energy potential, Queensland could be a clean industry superpower for generations to come.

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Places You Love Alliance & The Environmental Defenders Office

released 4 October 2020

This audit of core standards in state and territory legislation (Part 1), combined with the case studies (Part 2), highlight the need for comprehensive legislative and governance reform at all levels, and the importance of the Commonwealth in taking a long-term leadership role to
protect and enhance our unique environment for future generations.

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The Australia Institute

released 1 October 2020

This report seeks to stimulate discussion about how we manage our nearshore marine environment, including safeguarding ecosystem wellbeing. It provides a non-technical entrée to current discussion points among marine and social researchers and reminds us of previous
commitments to integrate resource management.

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