Abstract

Community concern about changes in the earth's environment has intensified during the past decade. The Government's response is reflected in the Prime Minister's statement on the Environment, in the setting up of the Resource Assessment Commission to investigate the developmental and environmental use of resources, and in the ASTEC review of environmental research in Australia. There is increasing recognition that science provides the framework for the protection of the Australian environment and for the responsible use of its resources. The geosciences are vital for the understanding of the environment, the development of essential resources, and the simultaneous conservation of environmental quality and diversity. The Government's new charter for BMR, tabled in the Senate in June 1989, recognised the need for BMR to provide the knowledge base for the resolution of environmental issues. For BMR to respond to the increasing demand for geoscientific base line data and advice in the context of sustainable development for Australia, it needs to identify the areas of geoscience necessary to take on a new role in understanding and conserving Australian earth resources in parallel with its traditional role of guiding the development of those resources. It is proposed that new environmental projects should be managed under a new Unit of Environmental Geoscience. For 1989/90 the development of the program will require approximately 1% of BMR resources - in professional staff and funding. In 1990/91, expenditure should be close to 2%. For fully operational programs in 1991/92 we estimate costs will be around 5-6% of total BMR resources.
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1989

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