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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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

Changes to Government Institutions and Machinery
Part 3 Intersectoral Issues - Chapter 16


To establish appropriate institutional arrangements for the inclusion of ESD principles in policy formulation and policy making processes

Strategic Approach

Mechanisms to achieve this will need to include the strengthening of Cabinet processes for integrating policy decision making including assessment of the ESD implications of decisions; incorporation of ESD principles in existing institutional arrangements across all spheres of government; and better intragovernmental and intergovernmental integration of policy formulations and decision making. Jurisdictions will need to recognise the regional and local dimensions of their policy formulation and ensure appropriate community consultation mechanisms are established.

Objective 16.1

Governments will:

Objective 16.2

Governments will:

Objective 16.3

Governments will:

Objective 16.4

Governments will: