Taking Preventative Action
2.2 Addressing the Recommendations
In their final report, the Taskforce put forward 35 key action areas and 136 sub-recommendations. Many of these recommendations are the responsibility of the Commonwealth Government. Others fall to state and territory governments, local governments, businesses and industries, and to individuals. Most are staged, and have been put forward for implementation over the coming decade.
The Commonwealth Government supports or has taken action in 28 key action areas, with 63 sub-recommendations addressed. An additional five sub-recommendations are also being addressed, using approaches that are slightly different from the Taskforce’s proposals. A further 49 are under consideration by the Commonwealth Government.
This is the first step in responding to the Taskforce’s final report, and further action will be taken in coming years. In taking action in the future, the Government will monitor existing approaches, await the results of reviews that are already in process, and consult with relevant state and territory governments, local government organisations, industry and peak organisations, and the community. 15 of the sub-recommendations are the responsibility of state and territory governments, and will be referred to them for action. Four others are not consistent with Government policy.
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