In this submission to the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act), AIATSIS comments on the complexity and challenges of the review, and provides further resources for consideration.
AIATSIS has undertaken a significant amount of research in the areas of water and land management. The diversity of topics with which we have engaged simply illustrates the complexity of the issues involved. AIATSIS believes that the review process would benefit from consideration of the factors explored and the recommendation provided in a number of key research projects and publications produce by AIATSIS. One research paper is attached: Indigenous Partnerships in Protected Area Management in Australia: Three case studies, by Toni Bauman and Dermot Smyth.