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Summary Report

The SOER is prepared every 5 years under the Environment Protection Act 1993. This is the 8th published SOER since 1988. The 2023 SOER adopts the international pressure-state-response model, provides recommendations to government and offers suggestions that could be applied to improve environmental outcomes.

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Health of Country

The EPA recognises the importance of cultural knowledge of Aboriginal peoples as the traditional custodians in protecting and restoring Country. For the first time, the SOER includes an expert report and recommendations on how we can more effectively incorporate Aboriginal cultural perspectives into our approach for protecting the environment.

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