Turning back the tide: the invasive species challenge

This report addresses the terms of reference of the Senate Inquiry into the regulation, control and management of invasive species and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Invasive Species) Bill 2002. It progressively dissects the invasive species problem into its component parts.

Chapters 1 to 4 are descriptive of the current situation, describing in turn the nature and extent of the invasive species problem, an overview of the current regulatory environment, the current institutional arrangements, and the evidence of the economic benefits of invasive species programs.

In Chapter 5 the Committee examines the efficiency of management of the invasive species problem on the Australian landmass, while Chapter 6 concentrates on border control issues and the adjoining marine environment.

The Committee examines the specifics of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Invasive Species) Bill 2002 in Chapter 7. Many submitters addressed the intricacies of the Bill in great detail, including numerous suggestions for its improvement. However, the Committee has concluded that the Bill not be proceeded with, with other approaches being preferred.

While the Committee has made recommendations as appropriate throughout the report, they have been drawn together in the final chapter, Chapter 8, to form a coherent approach to the way forward.

Author Senate Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee
Date 09/12/2004
Year 2004
Secondary title Report on the Inquiry into the regulation, control and management of invasive species and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Invasive Species) Bill 2002
Publisher Commonwealth of Australia
Pages 240
Notes Notes
Region Australia - national
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