Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Gillian Sparkes attended the Royal Society of Victoria’s Future Thinking Forum on Friday 14th September to discuss extreme weather and Victoria’s livability.

John Thwaites stands on a podium with a large slide behind him displaying the sustainable development goals

The team from the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria attended the Committee for Economic Development Australia launch event ‘Transforming Australia: Sustainable Development’ event in Melbourne on September 5. 

The final cut of Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) #DataDemocracy series has been released
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On the 22 August 2018, the Victorian Parliament passed the Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 which will see a transformation to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria's regulatory oversight.

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To celebrate National Science Week, our Office has released ‘The Birrarung is alive’, a film that takes a spectacular journey up the Yarra River. All week we will share a new series of films about life on and around the Yarra River.

coastal act

On 1 August 2018 the Marine and Coastal Act 2018 came into effect.

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The OCES Science Writing Team holds a workshop at the Arthur Rylah Institute.

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Media release

On 30 July 2018, the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability released the Interim State of the Environment Report.

From the Commissioner

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes shares some insights from a CEDA event on Innovation Precincts that she attended with Andrea Hinwood, Victoria’s Chief Environmental Scientist. 

NAIDOC Week 2018, Because of her, we can!

The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability team is fortunate to work alongside Aboriginal Victorians, who are a vital voice in deepening our understanding of the state’s history.