IQAir AirVisual

released 5 March 2018

This report is based on 2018 air quality data from public monitoring
sources, with a focus on data which has been published in real-time
or near real-time. These sources include government monitoring
networks, as well as validated data from air quality monitors operated
by private individuals and organizations.

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Climate Council

released 7 Match 2019

The Australian summer of 2018/19 marked the return of the Angry Summer with record-breaking heat and other destructive extreme weather events.

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WWF International

released 5 March 2019

Since 2000, the world has produced as much plastic as all the preceding years combined. Production has grown rapidly this century as plastic is cheap, versatile and reliable1. These traits support the development of disposable plastic products, and almost half of all plastic becomes waste in less than three years. Most of these throwaways are consumed in high and upper-middle income countries. This issue is only decades old yet already over 75 per cent of all plastic ever produced is waste

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Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, John Williams and R. Quentin Grafton

released 4 March 2019

Our purpose is twofold. First is to highlight the importance of measuring the effects of increases in irrigation efficiency on recoverable return flows, or the water returned to either surface or groundwater that can be later reused for consumptive or non-consumptive (such as stream flows) purposes. Second,in the absence of actual Basin-wide measures of return flows from increased irrigation efficiency, we provide a possible range of the net effect on the volume of stream and river flows in the MDB as a result of the Australian Government water infrastructure subsidies

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Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)

released 28 February 2019

The report compellingly illustrates the interconnections between all packaging recovery systems and, for the first time, provides a holistic view of the impact of potential improvements. As Australia goes through an era of significant change in managing waste and recycling, this overarching perspective reinforces the need to redesign the way we consume, dispose of, recover and reprocess our packaging materials.

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Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

released 27 February 2019

This report suggests that an increasing number of global financial institutions have already looked ahead and are leaving coal at an ever-increasing pace, both in response to global warming and to ensure history, in the form of financial collapse, does not repeat itself. Financiers are increasingly unwilling to wait for governments to awake to the clear need for policy clarity and modernisation, although in this report we detail California as a clear global leader of the benefits of showing policy foresight.

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ASX Corporate Governance Council

released 27 February 2019

The changes in the third edition reflect global developments in corporate governance since the second edition was published. The opportunity has also been taken to simplify the structure of the Principles and Recommendations and to afford greater flexibility to listed entities in terms of where they make their governance disclosures.

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