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Significant Impact Guidelines - unconventional gas development

Consultation is now open on our Significant Impact Guidelines 1.3, which have been amended to reflect recent changes to the water trigger.

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Nominations are open for Australia's National and Commonwealth Heritage lists

Our National Heritage and Commonwealth Heritage lists recognise and protect places of natural, cultural or Indigenous significance.

Nominate an iconic place today

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Building a resilient Great Barrier Reef

The Reef is one of the best managed World Heritage Properties. Strong planning and investment frameworks are in place to address key threats.

Find out how we are protecting the Reef

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Have your say on the expansion of the Commercial Building Disclosure Program

Expanding CBD will lower carbon emissions, reduce energy consumption and improve energy security.

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Apply now: Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Water Interests 

We are seeking water experts to join the key government advisor on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander water interests.

Learn more and apply

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  • Climate change
The Australian Government is investing up to $100 million to cut costs and grow the Australian solar industry.
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We have committed up to $55.6 million to a range of
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The Cultural Landscapes of Cape York Peninsula have been added to Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List.