SPREP Country Reports - Australia
This report follows a check-list and suggested format set out in South Pacific Commission (SPC) Savingram NO. 52. Australia has a Federal Constitution and in responding to the SPC.check-list a distinction needs to be made between the Commonwealth Government, the six States and the two internal Territories. It has not been possible to consult with the Staten and hence this Report has been prepared on the basis of existing published and unpublished information available to the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs and Environment. The report should not be considered as a comprehensive 'national' Report encompassing all the views of the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments.