State of the Environment (SoE) reporting themes | Thematic summaries

The Minister for the Environment is required, under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, to table a report in Parliament every five years on the state of the environment.

National SoE reports are based on data and information, collated and interpreted by an independent committee of experts and results are presented within a structure of environmental themes. The final compositions and names of the themes vary dependent on the wishes of the Committee as demonstrated in the list below. For example:

A more detailed explanation of how the thematic chapters are structured can be found in the Approach section of the SoE 2011 report.

Thematic summaries