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The purpose of this Report is to examine the regulatory frameworks affecting some of Australia's most important infrastructure to determine the extent to which these frameworks constitute barriers to adaptation or facilitate effective adaptation.
The role of science Australia’s policy position in the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is underpinned by sound scientific research on cetacean biology and ecology. Australia supports the IWC as the body with primary responsibility for...
About the Reports This report documents the results of the several years of sea turtle research undertaken at Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are listed as important habitat for marine turtles in the Draft Recovery Plan...
About the report Some earlier studies of erosion of the schist-dominated waste rock dump of Ranger Uranium Mine, Northern Territory, Australia, used turbidity as a surrogate for sediment concentration. Subsequent detailed studies of the...
Final Report for AusRivAS Toolbox Project TB1Dr Leon Barmuta, Dr Louise Emmerson and Mr Petr Otahal, University of TasmaniaDepartment of the Environment and Heritage, 2003ISBN 0 642 54967 2 ISSN 1447-1280 Download The Sensitivity of AusRivAS...
About the report Experiments were performed whereby fresh Ranger tailings samples were mixed with high purity water to assess the quantity of contained radionuclides that were solubilised by this process, as a function of time. It is proposed...
About the report This Scoping Paper is about developing Australia's first regional marine plan for the waters of the south-east of our oceans territory. The Commonwealth Government made a commitment to regional marine planning in Australia's...
About the report The purpose of this report was to undertake a comprehensive review of the current knowledge of the key ecological characteristics of the South-west Marine Region (the Region). This region covers Australian waters from the...
Threatened species and communities The southern cassowary is one of Australia's most imposing birds – large, colourful, and flightless. It is found only in the dense tropical rainforests of north-east Queensland. Continuing clearing...
Lend a hand for the walking fish! The Spotted Hand Fish Illustration: Barbara Cameron-Smith The endangered Spotted Handfish is a small, unusual fish that is slow-moving and prefers to 'walk' on its pectoral and pelvic fins rather than...

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