Publications archive - International Activities and Commitments
Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.
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Environment Australia, March 2002
The Australian Government is continuing its preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), to be held from 26 August - 4 September 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa. These preparations have included a domestic consultation process commencing with the release of a Discussion Paper in August 2001 explaining the scope and context of the WSSD and seeking broad community input into Australia's preparations. Formal submissions were received in response to this paper and a series of consultation forums were held during the last week of August and first week of September 2001. A virtual forum was also established in December to facilitate communication and debate amongst stakeholders.
This second information paper acts as a summary of the results of prior domestic consultation outcomes for the international preparatory meetings and provides information on the process thus far in preparing Australia's approach to the Summit.