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ABS – Australian Bureau of Statistics, www.abs.gov.au

ACA – aquatic conservation assessment, www.qmdc.org.au/qmdc/wetlands_aca.html

AEC – Animal Ethics Committee, www.daff.qld.gov.au/animal-industries/welfare-and-ethics/using-animals-for-scientific-purposes/animal-ethics-committees

APDS – Annual Pest Distribution Survey

C&D – construction and demolition waste

C&I – commercial and industrial waste

CMA – catchment management association

CRC – Cooperative Research Centre

CSG – coal seam gas, is a form of natural gas. The acronym CSG can also refer to CSG infrastructure and project development

CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, www.csiro.au

EV – environmental values are the qualities of waterways that need to be protected from the effects, and reflect the ecological, social and economic values and uses of the waterway

GAB – the Great Artesian Basin, a geographic region

GHG – greenhouse gas

MDBA – the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, www.mdba.gov.au

MOU – memorandum of understanding

MSW – municipal solid waste

NRM – natural resource management is the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations

NSW – New South Wales, an Australian state

PAP – phenazopyridine

QMDB – the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin, a geographic region

QMDC – the Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, a not-for-profit, community, regional natural resource management group, www.qmdc.org.au

QPWS – Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

RAAG – QMDC’s Regional Aboriginal Advisory Group, consisting of representatives of the region’s eight Traditional Owner groups

SPA – Spatial Pest Attribute Standards

UQ – University of Queensland, www.uq.edu.au

USQ – University of Southern Queensland, www.usq.edu.au

WoNS – Weeds of National Significance


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