2014 Coursera Partners' Conference
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Coag Intergovernmental Agreements

The Northern Australia Indigenous Development Agreement (the agreement) is an intergovernmental agreement to promote indigenous economic development as an important part of the Northern Development Agenda. The Agreement recognizes that Aboriginal participation in the economy is essential to fully achieving the development of Northern Australia and provides a framework for cooperation and an individual framework for cooperation between governments to promote aboriginal economic development in northern Australia. In developing such agreements, states will take into account their impact on local government. Intergovernmental agreements facilitating payments to states and national agreements under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations are available on the federal financial relations council`s website. The Commonwealth has an interest in developing and implementing wildlife and weed control measures and programs set out in national strategies, agreements, policies and control plans. In the agreement, states and territories and the Commonwealth agreed that reforms were needed in the following five areas to develop a more effective framework for intergovernmental environmental relations: detailed commitments from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) can be recorded in intergovernmental agreements or declarations of cooperation. For more information on other intergovernmental agreements, see below. The Commonwealth will ensure that its legislation provides a framework for the recognition and implementation of bilateral agreements. The Commonwealth`s responsibility is to fulfil the obligations under international agreements and Commonwealth legislation relating to waters outside those waters under state control under the constitutional regime at sea, unless there are formal management agreements between the Commonwealth and the state (for example). B specific fisheries) or where the waters are managed directly by the Commonwealth (for example. B of the Great Marine Barrier Reef). The Commonwealth is responsible for controlling dumping in Australian waters.

In many cases, agreements have been the precursors to the adoption of Commonwealth or state and territorial laws. The agreements reached at the COAG level show that the results enjoy increased government support and have a greater currency and strength than departmental reports and press release texts, which may not always contain detailed political and/or operational issues. 1. The Commonwealth and states will endeavour to conclude bilateral agreements that, where possible and appropriately, will replace the assessment and approval process on a case-by-case basis. When an activity or proposal (“proposal”) enters the scope of a bilateral agreement, the environmental assessment and authorisation procedure is processed by the State concerned and the Commonwealth in accordance with the provisions of this agreement. “Community responsibility” refers to the performance of obligations under the above international conventions and/or the management of applicable Commonwealth legislation. These powers may be exercised in cooperation and/or consultation with other parties to this agreement. Bilateral agreements provide for the accreditation of state processes by the Commonwealth and, in appropriate cases. B, state decisions (for example, agreed management plans). Bilateral agreements also provide for state accreditation of Commonwealth processes and, where appropriate, Commonwealth decisions. The Commonwealth is responsible for fulfilling the obligations of the Basel Convention on the Control of Cross-Border Movements of Hazardous Waste and its Disposal (The Basel Convention) under the Hazardous Waste Act 1989 (Export and Import Regulation) relating to the regulation of activities or proposals relating to cross-border transfer and disposal (including storage) of hazardous waste.

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