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Stigmatopora argus: spotted pipefish. Image: Julian Finn, Museums Victoria
News

The Commissioner has released an update to the State of the Bays as a one-off, out-of-cycle supplementary report.

Victoria's State Control Centre is harnessing the power of big data
From the Commissioner

I have been advocating the need and opportunity for governments to invest in big data and analytics for environmental management and protection. Today I want to build on that vision.

Victoria's State Control Centre: emv.vic.gov.au
From the Commissioner

As Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, I see championing the application of big data and analytics as mission critical. 

Dr Gillian Sparkes
Event

The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes, was proud to join over 8000 participants for the Midsumma Pride March along Fitzroy Street in St Kilda. 

Magpie by Matt Dawson
News

Congratulations to the Australian magpie, which has been crowned BirdLife Australia’s bird of the year for 2017. 

Dr Gillian Sparkes
From the Commissioner

It was an honour and an absolute pleasure to be the dinner speaker at the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) Victorian Branch Christmas Dinner at the Arts Centre on Thursday night. 

News

The Victorian Catchment Management Council’s (VCMC), 2017 Catchment Condition and Management Report has been tabled in the Victorian parliament. This is the fifth Catchment Condition and Management Report by the VCMC over a period of 20 years.

Plastic bag in the ocean
News

The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Dr Gillian Sparkes, welcomes the Victorian Government’s commitment to ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags. Reducing the number of plastic bags we use is an important part of addressing the overall impacts of plastic pollution in Victoria.

News

The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability welcomes the release of the Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan 2017-2027 by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio.

News

The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability has welcomed the recently released discussion paper on the development of new technologies to convert waste into energy. 

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