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Department of the Environment and Heritage annual report 2004 - 2005, Part 1

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Department of theEnvironment and Heritage
www.deh.gov.au
The lead agency for carrying out the Australian Government’s policies on theenvironment, heritage and Antarctica
Vision
A sustainable Australia
Mission
Deliver the Australian Government’s environment and heritagelegislation, policies and programmes
 Main office at the John Gorton Building
Photo: A Mostead
 How to contact the department 
Main office: John Gorton BuildingKing Edward TerraceParkes ACT 2600Phone: 02 6274 1111Facsimile: 02 6274 1666Internet: www.deh.gov.auPost: GPO Box 787Canberra ACT 2601
 
Department of the Environment and Heritage Annual Report 2004–05ii
 Senator the Hon Ian CampbellMinister for the Environment and HeritageParliament HouseCANBERRA ACT 2600Dear MinisterI present the annual reports of the Department of the Environment and Heritage forthe financial year ended 30 June 2005. This set of reports comprises two volumes:First, the annual report of the department prepared in accordance withsubsection 63(2) of the
Public Service Act 1999
. Subsection 63(1) of that Actrequires me to give you the report for presentation to the parliament. A copyof this annual report must be laid before each House of the parliament on orbefore 31 October 2005.Secondly, seven annual reports about Acts the department administers. Thisvolume must be tabled in each House of the parliament within 15 sitting daysafter the day on which you receive it.Yours sincerelyDavid Borthwick Secretary20 October 2005
 
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Contents
Executive summary
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1Secretary’s review
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2Summary of main results
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5Organisation
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8Role and functions
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8Outcomes and outputs
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10Total resources
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Environment—Outcome 1
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13Climate change
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14Air pollution
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32Biodiversity and wildlife
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44Coasts and oceans
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61Assessments and approvals
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84Heritage
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90Human settlements and industry
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105Inland waters
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128Land
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140Parks and reserves
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150Cross-cutting environmental work 
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158
Antarctica—Outcome 2
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169
Managing the department
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193Environmental impacts
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194Stakeholder relations
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200External scrutiny
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204Corporate governance
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208Workforce
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215Finances
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Financial statements
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255Department of the Environment and Heritage
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256Australian Greenhouse Office
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334National Oceans Office
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Glossary
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423
Indexes
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431Compliance index
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432Alphabetical index
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