In Australia, decisions are primarily based on the Environment
Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act which was introduced
in 1999. This act has a number of objectives, among them the promotion
on biodiversity and conservation. It replaced the World Heritage
Properties Conservation Act which was passed to stop the Gordon
below Franklin dam in Tasmania in 1983.
In 2006 Australia celebrated the century milestone of the Kosciuszko
National Park. On December 5, 1906, the government of New
South Wales protected an area of 300 square kilometers around
Mount Kosciuszko and called it the National Chase Snowy Mountains.
It was the first alpine reserve in NSW. The Kosciuszko State Park
was declared in 1944 and the national park in 1967.
Parks and Wonders - The Age
National Parks Association
National Parks Association of
Australia's National Parks and Reserves
Mungo National Park
Kakadu National Park
- Department of Environment and Heritage
Foundation for National Parks and
Namadgi National Park - John McRae