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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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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 (continued)

Overall achievement of outcome one

The following is a summary of the overall achievement of Outcome one.


The atmosphere is protected


Australia's biological diversity is conserved

Coasts and Oceans

Protecting and sustainably managing Australia's coasts and oceans

Environmental Assessment and Approvals

Environmental assessments and approvals protect the environment, especially matters of national environmental significance


Australia's natural and cultural heritage places are protected and conserved


Environmental performance of Australian industry is improved

Inland waters

Protection and restoration of the environmental values of Australia's inland waters

Land management

Conservation, restoration and sustainable use of Australia's land

Parks and Reserves

Establishing and managing protected areas

Further information on the management of national parks and reserves is contained in the Annual Report of the Director of National Parks.