The inquiry has been re-referred, with a revised title and terms of reference, included below.
… you are invited to make a new submission to this inquiry by 31 August 2022, previous submissions are still to be considered.
… lodge a submission through the committee’s website.
Inquiry into Australia’s Extinction Crisis.
Terms of Reference.
Australia’s extinction crisis, including:
- the ongoing decline in the population and conservation status of Australia’s nearly threatened fauna and flora species;
- the wider ecological impact of faunal and flora extinction;
- the international and domestic obligations of the Commonwealth Government in conserving threatened species;
- the adequacy of Commonwealth environment laws, including but not limited to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, in providing sufficient protections for threatened species and against key threatening processes;
- the adequacy and effectiveness of protections for critical habitat for threatened fauna under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999;
- the adequacy of the management and extent of the National Reserve System, stewardship arrangements, covenants and connectivity through wildlife corridors in conserving threatened fauna;
- the use of traditional knowledge and management for threatened species recovery and other outcomes as well as opportunities to expand the use of traditional knowledge and management for conservation;
- the adequacy of existing funding streams for implementing threatened species recovery plans and preventing threatened fauna loss in general;
- the adequacy of existing monitoring practices in relation to the threatened species assessment and adaptive management responses;
- the adequacy of existing assessment processes for identifying threatened species conservation status;
- the adequacy of existing compliance mechanisms for enforcing Commonwealth environment law;
- final report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Samuel Review);
- the Australia State of the Environment 2021 report; and
- any related matters.