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Publications archive - Ecologically Sustainable Development


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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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

National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development

Prepared by the Ecologically Sustainable Development Steering Committee
Endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments
December, 1992
ISBN 0 644 27253 8

Employment and Adjustment
Part 3 Intersectoral Issues - Chapter 27


To ensure that equity implications of ESD actions, including those for employment and structural adjustment, are taken into account in implementation, monitoring and review of this Strategy Package, and where adjustment is necessary, it occurs in an equitable way.

Strategic Approach

Governments will continue to examine a range of mechanisms for ensuring that no individual or organisation is required to bear an unfair burden of adjustment arising from decisions, actions and initiatives outlined in this Strategy Package. Governments' overall objective for all these decisions is to enhance the welfare of the community as a whole. In those cases where some groups are unable to adjust effectively, consideration will be given to use of adjustment measures, including allowing sufficient time for implementation to allow adjustment to take place autonomously.

Objective 27.1

Governments will: