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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

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Environment Australia Annual Report 2000-01

Environment Australia, 2001
ISSN 1441-9335

Letter of transmittal

Senator the Hon Robert Hill
Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Parliament House

Dear Minister

In accordance with section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999, I present the Annual Report of the Department of the Environment and Heritage for 2000-01. The report includes the Annual Report of the Supervising Scientist in accordance with subsection 36(1) of the Environment Protection (Alligator Rivers Region) Act 1978.

The Annual Reports on the operation of the Ozone Protection Act 1989 as required by section 68 of that Act and on the operation of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 as required under section 61 of that Act are also included. The Director of Meteorology provides a separate Annual Report but a brief report of the activities of the Bureau as a departmental agency is included here.

For the first time the Department has produced a report on ecologically sustainable development under section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The Department has prepared a separate report on the first year of operation of the Act.

I thank all staff for their dedication and energy over the past year. Together we have put in place significant policies and programmes that will benefit the Australian environment now and for future generations.

Yours sincerely

Roger Beale
3 October 2001