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Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce

The Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce Final Report was publicly released on 8 February 2010.

A summary of the Northern Australia Land and Water Science Review (PDF 2.15 MB).

Chapter Document
01 Water resources of northern Australia (PDF 7.93 MB)
02 Land and soil resources of northern Australia (PDF 5.64 MB)
03 Aquatic ecosystems of northern Australia (PDF 6.43 MB)
04 Terrestrial ecosystems of northern Australia (PDF 1.12 MB)
05 Sustaining growth of the northern beef industry (PDF 456 KB)
06 Historical perspectives on land use development in northern Australia: with emphasis on the Northern Territory (PDF 977 KB)
07 Indigenous interests in land and water (PDF 1.06 MB)
08 The minerals industry and land and water development in northern Australia (PDF 836 KB)
09 Commercial fishing and aquaculture in northern Australia (PDF 720 KB)
10 Irrigated agriculture: development opportunities and implications for northern Australia (PDF 875 KB)
11 Water-based tourism and recreation in northern Australia (PDF 608 KB)
12 Public and private conservation of aquatic systems in northern Australia: threats and opportunities (PDF 774 KB)
13 The role of the Australian Defence Force in northern Australia's development (PDF 428 KB)
14 Palisades and pathways: Historical lessons from Australian water reform (PDF 349 KB)
15 Indigenous participation in water planning and management (PDF 385 KB)
16 Indigenous customary governance (PDF 321 KB)
17 A primer for water institutions and governance: concepts, definitions and measures (PDF 1.07 MB)
18 Encouraging conformity with the principles of the National Water Initiative (PDF 531 KB)
19 The current status of water governance in northern Australia: progress towards the goals of the National Water Initiative (PDF 1.01 MB)
20 The current status of water governance in northern Australia: water management in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia (PDF 2.89 MB)
21 The current status of water governance in northern Australia: audit and evaluation of northern Australia compliance (PDF 1.47 MB)
22 Experiences with integrated river basin management, international and Murray darling Basin: lessons for northern Australia (PDF 455 KB)
23 The case for a revised National Water Initiative for northern Australia (PDF 397 MB)
24 Indigenous people and water management in northern Australia: Kimberley Institute submission (PDF 381 KB)
25 Northern savanna fire abatement and greenhouse gas offsets on Indigenous lands (PDF 823 KB)
26 Mitchell River catchment: regional perspective (PDF 360 KB)
27 Daly River catchment: regional perspective (PDF 461 KB)
28 A robust framework for sharing water in northern Australia (PDF 1.16 MB)
29 Bauxite mining operations at Weipa (PDF 272 KB)