The State of the Environment Report: Tasmania 2009 presents information for the reporting period from 2003 to 2008.
Three State of the Environment reports have previously been prepared for Tasmania (not currently available online).
- State of the Environment: Tasmania 2009 (full report)
- State of the Environment Report Tasmania 2003
- Tasmania State of the Environment 1997
Over recent years the Commission has conducted internal reviews on meeting the SOE requirement, identifying a need for a policy review of the SOE legislation. In 2019, the Commission formally recommended that such a review be undertaken.
A review of the Commission was initiated in late 2019 and included consideration of the SOE function. The Terms of Reference of the review included consideration of ‘The structure of the Commission and its functions and powers under the Act to ensure that … Its functions are not undermined by the demands of historically designated roles under other legislation that might be better reallocated to another agency or body, in particular the State of Environment Reporting function’.
Further information on the Commission Review, including the Terms of Reference, can be found in the Department of Justice website.