Ambient air quality
Smoke from domestic wood heaters remains a significant source of air pollution in some urban areas, regional towns and lower-density settlements, often contributing up to 50 per cent of...
A wide variety of mineral resources exist within Australia’s maritime jurisdiction (Table MAR3). Mining of these resources, however, remains an emerging industry (AIMS 2014). As a...
Effectiveness of management
Australia's formal environment protection system is broadly charged with the responsibility to deliver protection of the environment while providing for the ongoing...
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