House of Representatives Committees

Review of the Department of the Environment's annual report 1997-98

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

2.32   The committee recommends that the Department of the Environment and Heritage, in conjunction with other relevant departments and agencies, undertake a review of programs addressing inland rivers and waterways. The review should consider:

Recommendation 2

2.73   The committee recommends that the Department of the Environment and Heritage examine the extent to which data collected for other portfolio and agency programs is used in the compilation of the state of the environment report. The department should then develop its state of the environment reporting framework around existing data resources as far as possible, to draw upon the whole of government's resources and its expertise across program areas. State of the environment reporting should provide a basis for future decision-making for all environment policies and programs.

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