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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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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 WSSD 2002 National Consultations - Summary of written submissions

WSSD 2002 National Consultations

Summary of written submissions
Environment Australia, September 2002

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About the summary

On 11 August 2001, the Commonwealth Government released a discussion paper on the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). The aim of the discussion paper was to explain the scope and context of the WSSD, to encourage broad community input and to assist Australia's preparations for the WSSD. Stakeholders were invited to provide written submissions in response to the discussion paper by 28 September 2001. Twenty-six written submissions from a range of organisations and individuals were received at the time the consultation period closed.

A number of questions were posed in the discussion paper to assist stakeholders in preparing their submission and, not surprisingly, the responses were varied. The issues raised have been collated under a number of key themes and summarised under relevant questions.

This summary of issues raised should not be read as necessarily reflecting the views of the Commonwealth Government or Environment Australia.