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Taskforce Chair Discusses Coastal Issues with Environment Minister

The Chair of the National Sea Change Taskforce, Barry Sammels, has met with Environment Minister Greg Hunt and discussed a number of current coastal issues, including the proposal to add questions on the ownership and use of second residences to the next Census, in 2016.

“The additional questions are proposed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in response to research conducted for the Taskforce by the University of Adelaide,” Barry Sammels said. “This found the permanent populations in coastal areas are consistently understated because of when the Census is conducted – mid-week in winter.

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Australian Coastal Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2014 Australian Coastal Awards were announced at the Australian Coastal Councils Conference at Ballina on 25 March 2014.

The Australian Coastal Awards were established to raise community awareness of the importance of Australia’s coastal zone and to acknowledge the organisations that have made a significant contribution to the nation’s coastal environment and settlements.

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