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Independent report to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Beeton RJS (Bob), Buckley Kristal I, Jones Gary J, Morgan Denise, Reichelt Russell E, Trewin Dennis
(2006 Australian State of the Environment Committee), 2006

Links to data

In the following text, there are hyperlinks to indicator documents in the SoE 2006 Data Reporting System. In some cases, hyperlinks are made to indicator documents that are now populated but for which data were unavailable to the committee at the time of writing the report. Links to the Data Reporting System are shown with this symbol 

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Erratum - 8 May 2007

On pages 4 and 83 of this report, the Collections Council of Australia Ltd is incorrectly referred to as the National Collections Council.

The same reference is incorrect on the web pages http://www.environment.gov.au/soe/2006/publications/report/key-findings.html and http://www.environment.gov.au/soe/2006/publications/report/heritage-4.html.

Acknowledgments

Australia State of Environment 2006 is the work of many people, starting with the foundations laid by the 1996 and 2001 committees. Expert authors wrote the various commentaries and short reports (see Appendix 2), based on data provided by Commonwealth, state and territory agencies. These sources were used by the 2006 Australian State of the Environment Committee to prepare this report. The Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has provided secretariat support, the web-based product and the Data Reporting System. This system was adapted by DEH from a system that was developed by the Tasmanian Government.

Citation

Beeton RJS (Bob), Buckley Kristal I, Jones Gary J, Morgan Denise, Reichelt Russell E, Trewin Dennis (2006 Australian State of the Environment Committee) 2006, Australia State of the Environment 2006, Independent report to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra.

Disclaimer

This report was prepared by the 2006 Australian State of the Environment Committee and was guided by 8 theme commentaries, 10 integrative commentaries and 33 papers on current and emerging issues. The views it contains are not necessarily those of the Commonwealth or of state and territory Governments. The Commonwealth, which includes the 2006 Australian State of the Environment Committee, does not accept responsibility in respect of any information or advice given in relation to or as a consequence of anything contained herein.

National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry

2006 Australian State of the Environment Committee
Australia State of the Environment 2006

Bibliography.
Includes index.

ISBN 0642553009

1. Environmental policy - Australia 2. Environmental monitoring - Australia 3. Environmental protection - Australia 4. Environmental management - Australia I. Australia. Department of the Environment and Heritage II. Title

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Cover photograph credits

Cover satellite image of Shoalhaven River near Nowra, NSW, sourced from the Australian Greenhouse Office, © Commonwealth of Australia.

Images from top (© Department of the Environment and Heritage except where otherwise stated) acacia seeds J Baker; Lake Bindegolly A Tatnell; bushfire A Mostead; stone wall D Chapman; farm irrigation Taree main street J Baker; Ashmore Reef sand flats J Kriton; Antarctic sastrugi A McMorrow.

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