Australian Bureau of Statistics
1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/1998
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Division 4 - Environment, covers R&D directed towards assessing and sustaining the quality of the environment and its natural resources. The environment for purposes of this classification refers to `all surroundings of human beings, whether affecting human beings as individuals or in social groupings'. Source: Environmental Protection (Impact of Proposals) Act 1975.
770000 - Environmental Management
R&D directed towards:
(a) the provision of services to improve individual and community health is included in Division 3 Society, Group 730200 Public Health, Class 730210 Environmental health;
(b) social environment is included in Subdivision 750000 Social Development and Community Services; and
(c) 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from industrial processes or towards protection of the production site (e.g. sustainability of agricultural production systems) is included in the relevant Subdivisions and Groups of the Defence, Economic Development and Society Divisions.
Full details of the classification structure and definitions for each subdivision follow this document.
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