2015 Graduate Horizon Group – Biodiversity

Closed 18 Sep 2015

Opened 16 Sep 2015


The Department of the Environment’s 2015 Graduate cohort are conducting a project that requires the assistance from graduates across other Government agencies.

The Environment graduates’ task is to look specifically into bridging the gap between communicating science and economics

The survey is anonymous and we ask that you treat the content of the fact sheets and survey as confidential according to the APS code of conduct.

The fact sheet and survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.


Why We Are Consulting

As future leaders in the public service, today’s graduates will have a key role in shaping public policy in the future. Environmental policy will need to be understood and supported by public servants outside of the Environment Department and outside the environmental field in order for emerging environmental issues such as biodiversity loss to be prioritised by the Australian government.

Effective communication will be required so that:

a) The solution is seen as an effective response to the problem;

b) the target audience agrees the problem is real; and

c) the target audience agrees the problem is important.


We will present the findings from this survey to the Department’s Biodiversity Board, chaired at Deputy Secretary level.

A high response rate will increase the reliability of the results.



  • Australian Government agencies


  • biodiversity