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Appropriation: Public funds appropriated for a specific purpose.

Biodiversity: The variability among living organisms from all sources including terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part.

Ecosystem resilience: The capacity of an ecosystem to recover from disturbance or withstand ongoing pressures.

Environmental management charge: A charge associated with some commercial activities in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, including tourism operations, non-tourist charter operations, and facilities. The activities are undertaken with permission granted by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Outstanding universal value: Under the World Heritage Convention a property is considered to have outstanding universal value if it is of ‘cultural and/or natural significance which is so exceptional as to transcend national boundaries and to be of common importance for present and future generations of all ‘humanity’.

Photovoltaic: A potential sources of electric current under the influence of light or similar radiation.

Plan of management: A plan prepared for intensively used, or particularly vulnerable, groups of island and reefs and for the protection of vulnerable species or ecological communities.

Portfolio budget statement: A statement to inform Senators, Members of Parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of resources to government outcomes by agencies within the portfolio.

Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement: A formal agreement that describes how a Traditional Owner group works in partnership with the Australian and Queensland governments to manage traditional use activities on their sea country.