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Australia's Oceans Policy: a role for science?


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McEwan, A (2000) Australia's Oceans Policy: a role for science? Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 133 (3). pp. 5-10. ISSN 0080-4703

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The Commonwealth government's announcement in December 1998 of "Australia's Oceans Policy" heralds a bid to use agreed environmental principles as a basis for better-integrated Commonwealth-State planning and management of our marine assets. The Policy defines a comprehensive implementation structure which should ensure consultation at all levels and a better link to the ministries of the relevant Commonwealth portfolios. A focus on "ecosystem-based planning and management" reduces emphasis on some areas which could benefit from a clearly stated national policy. Marine science and the systems for delivery of data and information are not accorded any particular importance in the implementation of the Policy.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 5-10
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 04:46
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:33
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