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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. 

From the Commissioner

The Commissioner was honoured to speak at the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc (EIANZ) annual conference in Wellington, New Zealand, this week. It’s an event that brings together academics, government, business and industry leaders from all facets of the environmental spectrum.

Community have their say at the Southern Metropolitan Partnership Annual Assembly
From the Commissioner

As a resident of the southern metropolitan region, I was pleased to be one of over 200 community members at the Southern Metropolitan Partnership 2017 Annual Assembly in Frankston last night.

Dr Gillian Sparkes at Federation University
From the Commissioner

Last month, I participated in the Data Democracy Project, devised by the Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) at Federation University Australia.

Global Goals Jam 2017
Event

Research published in the State of the Bays 2016 report gained international attention as a result of the United Nations Development Programme’s second annual Global Goals Jam

Dr Gillian Sparkes at EIANZ AGM
From the Commissioner

"It is not enough to analyse the problem. We must be in the business of helping to deliver solutions”.

State of the Bays website designed by Weave Web Communications
News

The State of the Bays website, launched in December 2016, has won silver at the Government Design Awards in the category of Digital Government Services.

Dr Gillian Sparkes
From the Commissioner

Dr Gillian Sparkes spoke from the heart last night at a speech celebrating ‘Women in the Environment’.

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