Sustainable forest management is an adaptive process, and assessing and reporting on sustainability evolves as data availability and knowledge of forest management improves. Recognising this, a major review of Australia's Sustainable Forest Management Framework of Criteria and Indicators was conducted in 2006 before the production of Australia's State of the Forest Report 2008.
Australian forest experts and managers representing all Australian jurisdictions were involved in this process. The outcome was the fully revised Australia's Sustainable Forest Management Framework of Criteria and Indicators 2008. This framework, which continues to align with the international Montréal Process framework of criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management, forms the basis of Australia's State of the Forests Report 2008, Australia's State of the Forests Report 2013 and Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018.