Department of Environment and Science (Qld)

released 11 September 2018

The goal of the H-CAP is to support human health and wellbeing services to be innovative and resilient in managing the risks associated with a changing climate, and to harness the opportunities provided by responding to the challenges of climate change. It provides a preliminary climate change adaptation framework and guidance for stakeholders across health care, aged care, and childcare services.

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Mark Ogge, The Australia Institute

released 11 August 2018

A fundamental conflict of interest underlies the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Alliance (GISERA), making it an inappropropriate organisation to undertake research to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development.

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IDDRI and Climate Strategies

released 5 September 2018

This report explores pathways, implications and policy options for Australia to move beyond domestic coal use during the next 2 decades, as its old coal plant fleet continues to age and renewable energy becomes more competitive. It also highlights the need to prepare for growing downside risks to its coal export sector as market fundamentals shift in the Asia-Pacific region.

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WWF-Australia and Nature Conservation Council of NSW

released 7 September 2018

This report examines changes in the rate and extent of land clearing in north-central NSW following the repeal of the Native Vegetation Act 2003 and the introduction of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2017 and amendments to the Local Land Services Act 2013. The National Carbon Accounting System Forest Cover layer for early 2016 shows that only 6 of the study
area had forest remaining while an additional 11 was in sparse woodlands

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ClimateWorks

released 6 September 2018

The report assesses Australia’s progress on reducing emissions at the halfway point from the 2005 base year to 2030, looking across the whole of economy as well as in key sectors – electricity, industry, buildings, transport and land.

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The Productivity Commission

released 30 August 2018

The Productivity Commission has responsibility for assessing the effectiveness of implementation of the Basin Plan and associated Water Resource Plans (WRPs) every five years. This function was included in the Water Act 2007 (Cwlth) to ensure there was a regular independent review. This type of comprehensive review is critical to ensure public confidence in the implementation of the Basin Plan. For these reasons, this review is different to the typical Productivity Commission inquiry.

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