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Publications archive - International Activities and Commitments


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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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

Cover of Australia's Natural Heritage Trust - WSSD 2002 fact sheet

Australia's Natural Heritage Trust

WSSD 2002 fact sheet
Environment Australia, August 2002

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About the fact sheet

The Australian Government recognises the need for action to address the conservation and management of Australia's unique natural environment. Caring for our soil, water, vegetation, biodiversity, coasts and oceans is one of the great challenges facing Australians.

Australia's approach to these issues is based on the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development, with a particular emphasis on the integration of sustainable resources use and environmental protection.

The government provides national leadership and works in partnership with all levels of government and the entire community to achieve effective outcomes.