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A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: II. State and Territory programs

Hallett, C.S.ORCID: 0000-0002-8844-3388, Valesini, F., Scanes, P., Crawford, C., Gillanders, B.M., Pope, A., Udy, J., Fortune, J., Townsend, S., Barton, J., Ye, Q., Ross, D.J., Martin, K., Glasby, T. and Maxwell, P. (2016) A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: II. State and Territory programs. Environmental Science & Policy, 66 . pp. 270-281.

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Abstract

In contrast to Europe, the USA and South Africa, Australia has no specific, overarching federal legislation to underpin a nationally-coordinated framework for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition. This has resulted in a complex mosaic of diverse approaches and governance structures, hindering the ability to make inter-State comparisons. In this second part of a comprehensive three-part review, we present a systematic appraisal of current and impending approaches for measuring and reporting estuarine condition in each of Australia's States and Territories. A concise summary is provided in each case, supported by extensive appendices containing detailed accounts of relevant monitoring and reporting programs. We synthesise and evaluate this output at the State/Territory level, highlighting areas of improvement and major gaps.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/32476
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