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Recommendation 38

In the third tranche of reform, the Commonwealth should instigate a refresh of intergovernmental cooperation and coordination to facilitate collaboration with the States and Territories, including:

  1. greater consistency and harmonisation of environmental laws
  2. finalising a single national list of protected matters to facilitate streamlining under the common assessment method
  3. a shared future program of regional planning and strategic national plans
  4. leveraging Commonwealth reforms in data and information
  5. consolidating monitoring and reporting on environmental outcomes across Australia through the State of the Environment report and other reporting.

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