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Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

The department is responsible for implementing the Australian Government's policies to protect our environment and heritage, and to promote a sustainable way of life. More about the department

Regional NRM Planning for Climate Change Fund

Applications are now open for Stream 1 of the Regional Natural Resource Management Planning for Climate Change Fund.

Australia's Native Vegetation Framework released

A new framework has been released to guide the management and protection of Australia’s unique and valuable native vegetation.

Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum Communiqué

On 11 December 2012 the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum was held to discuss the management and protection of this world heritage listed area.

2013-14 Prospectus of Investment

One Land - Many Stories: Prospectus of Investment presents the Australian Government's vision for conserving and managing Australia's valuable and most vulnerable environments.

CITES 16th Conference of the Parties ·invitation to comment

Comments are invited on the proposals and agenda items for the upcoming 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES.

The Basin Plan

Final Murray-Darling Basin Plan announced 22 November 2012

Draft Environmental Water Recovery Strategy for the Murray-Darling Basin

The Australian Government's draft Water Recovery Strategy for the Murray-Darling Basin has been released for public consultation.

Commonwealth marine reserves

Proclamation of the final network of Commonwealth marine reserves

National Wildlife Corridors Plan

The National Wildlife Corridors Plan is the Australian Government's framework to retain, restore and manage ecological connections in the Australian landscape.

2012-13 Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin water purchasing program

On 13 November 2012, three new water purchasing tenders in the northern Murray-Darling Basin were announced.

Wet Tropics of Queensland's Indigenous heritage given national recognition

The Indigenous heritage values of the Wet Tropics will be included as part of the existing Wet Tropics of Queensland National Heritage Listing.

Departmental Annual Report 2011-12

The department's Annual Report 2011-12 was tabled in Parliament on 31 October 2012.

A National Sustainability Council for Australia

The National Sustainability Council for Australia will provide independent advice to the government on sustainability issues and produce public reports against a set of sustainability indicators.

National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

Scheme recycling drop off points for televisions and computers have started to roll out across Australia. Further drop off points and recycling events will gradually roll out over the next 18 months in metropolitan, regional and remote areas.

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