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Publications archive - Annual reports


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

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Department of the Environment and Heritage Annual Report 2002-03

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2003
ISSN 1441 9335

Review of performance - Outcome one: Environment

The environment, especially those aspects that are matters of national environmental significance, is protected and conserved.


A natural and cultural environment, valued, enhanced and protected in harmony with the nation's social and economic goals


National leadership in the protection and conservation of the environment.


The objectives of the Department of the Environment and Heritage are the following, in harmony with Australia's social and economic goals: