You could hardly imagine a worse report on the state of Australia's environment, and the law's capacity to protect it, than that released on Thursday.
Graeme Samuel, left and Environment Minister Sussan Ley.
The Morrison government has seized on environment law reform proposed on Monday. I was a federal environment official for 13 years – and I know these things cannot be rushed.
As a former environment official, I've been involved with the EPBC Act for more than 20 years. But I was still shocked by the scathing report card.
Politics podcast: Graeme Samuel on data governance.
Data Governance Australia chairman Graeme Samuel hopes that a self-regulatory code of conduct will raise the standards among data-driven organisations.
Read the second part of our In Conversation between Stephen King (left) and former ACCC head, Graeme Samuel.
Welcome to part two of our In Conversation between the former head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Graeme Samuel and Monash’s Professor Stephen King, also a former competition regulator…