State of the Environment 1996 (SoE 1996)

Australia: State of the Environment 1996, a report to the former Commonwealth Minister for the Environment, was the first ever independent nationwide assessment of the status of Australia's environment. Prepared by a group comprising Australia's key scientists, academics, industry leaders and environmentalists, the report was up-to-date, credible and comprehensive. It provided a scientific assessment of environmental conditions, focusing on the impacts of human activities, their significance for the environment and societal responses to the identified trends.

Cover of the Report

Archived document

Australia: State of the Environment 1996 and accompanying documents are now available in the Australian Government Web Archive: