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1. Senate committee report into offsets 

A Senate committee issued the report from its inquiry into environmental offsets.

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_ and_Communications/Environmental_Offsets/Report/index 

2. Drivers of practice change in agricultural land management 

This ABARES study focuses on the key factors landholders consider when making decisions to adopt specific land management practices.

http://www.daff.gov.au/abares/pages/publications/display. aspx?url=http://143.188.17.20/anrdl/DAFFService/display.php?fid=pc_ dpclmd9abh_20140626_11a.xml 

3. Auditors on capacity to manage compliance of EPBC Act 

The ANAO issued a performance audit: ‘Managing Compliance with Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Conditions of Approval’.

http://www.anao.gov.au/Publications/Audit-Reports/2013-2014/Managing- Compliance-with-EPBC-Act-1999-Conditions-of-Approval 

4. The Action Plan for Australian Mammals 

CSIRO’s Publishing’s new The Action Plan for Australian Mammals 2012 book is now out and stock is available. The authors are John Woinarski, Andrew Burbidge and Peter Harrison.

http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/7010.htm 

5. Green Paper on developing Northern Aust 

Minister Warren Truss issued a Green Paper on northern development and announced the members of a Northern Australia Advisory Group.

http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/wt/releases/2014/June/wt084_2014.aspx 

6. Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 & 2013 

The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013 measures progress in action taken to improve water quality in the reef between July 2009 and June 2013.

http://www.reefplan.qld.gov.au/measuring-success/report-cards/2012-2013-report-card.aspx 

7. Effectiveness of Party Climate Policies 

The Climate Institute issued ‘Effectiveness Review of Party Climate Policies: July 2014 – Policy Brief’.

http://www.climateinstitute.org.au/articles/media-releases/climate-credibility-or-company-subsidies-party-policies-reviewed.html/section/397 

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