The State of the Environment Report 2021

Every 5 years, the Australian Government commissions an independent, comprehensive national review of the condition of the Australian environment to develop and table a national State of the Environment (SoE) report in Parliament, as mandated by the EPBC Act. Solicitor Director Dr. Terri Janke was a co-chief author on the SoE 2021.

A group of leading Australian scientists and researchers - Indigenous and non-Indigenous, worked on the project for years. The report is a confronting look of the health of the Australian environment that is declining at a devastating rate.

The report aims to help shape policy and action and lead to a national change in behaviour so that the unique and beautiful Australian environment and is looked after.

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Cover Artwork Credit: Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Anmatyerre people
Australia 1908-1996
Ntange Dreaming 1989
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
135.0 (H) x 122.0 (W) cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1989
© Emily Kame Kngwarreye/Copyright Agency
1989.1928