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Publications archive - International Activities and Commitments

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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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

Australia's report to the UNCSD - 1995

Implementation of Agenda 21
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1995
ISBN 0 6444 3152 0

Case study - The Australian dairy industry

Dairy industry growth strategies have been directed at reducing assistance and making the industry more commercially oriented. Since 1985-86, Federal Government assistance to the dairy industry has declined by over 65 per cent. Consistent with commitments from the GATT Uruguay Round, support is scheduled to continually decline until the year 2000, after which no specific Federal Government measures will remain for dairy. Over the past ten years, the production of milk in Australia has increased by one third and the volume of exports has more than doubled. This has been at a time when there has been a 10 per cent reduction in cow numbers and the number of dairy farms has declined by 30 per cent. Rationalisation within the processing sector has facilitated export competitiveness.