House of Representatives Committees

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

43rd Parliament (September 2010 - August 2013)
Standing Committee on Climate Change, Environment and the Arts

Renewable Fuel Bill 2013 (Lapsed)

Inquiry into Australia's biodiversity in a changing climate
Parliamentary paper: 2012/132; First interim report tabled in the House on 28 May 2012;
Parliamentary paper: 2012/427; Second interim report tabled in the House on 26 November 2012;
Parliamentary paper: 2013/158; Final report tabled in the House on 17 June 2013
Date of Government Response: TBA

Inquiry into the Australia Council Bills 2013
Statement made: 16 May 2013
The Committee Chair, Mr Tony Zappia MP, reported to the House by oral statement. The statement can be viewed at this link.
Government response: Not required

Inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013
Statement made: 18 March 2013
The Committee Chair, Mr Tony Zappia MP, reported to the House by oral statement. The statement can be viewed at this link.
Government response: Not required

Inquiry into the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bills 2012

Statement made: 21 August 2012

The Committee Chair, Mr Tony Zappia MP, reported to the House by oral statement. The transcript of the statement is available here.

Government response: Not required

Case Studies on Biodiversity Conservation: Volume 2 - Second interim report of the inquiry into Australia’s biodiversity in a changing climate

Parliamentary paper: 2012/427; tabled in the House: 26 November 2012
Date of Government Response: Not required

Case Studies on Biodiversity Conservation: Volume 1 - First interim report of the inquiry into Australia’s biodiversity in a changing climate

Parliamentary paper: 2012/132; tabled in the House: 28 May 2012
Date of Government Response: Not required

Inquiry into the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Scheme Enhancements) Bill 2012

Statement made: 18 June 2012

The Committee Chair, Mr Tony Zappia MP, reported to the House by oral statement. The transcript of the statement is available here.

Government response: Not required

Inquiry into the Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Bill 2011
Statement made: 16 February 2012.
The Committee Chair, Mr Tony Zappia MP, reported to the House by oral statement. The transcript of the statement is available here.
Government response: Not required

Advisory Report on the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Significant Incident Directions) Bill 2011
Parliamentary paper: 432/2011; tabled in the House: 21 November 2011
Date of Government Response: Not required

Advisory Report on Bills Referred 24 March 2011
Inquiry into Bills Referred 24 March 2011
Parliamentary paper: 115/2011; tabled in the House: 23 May 2011
Date of Government Response: Not required

Advisory Report on National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010
Inquiry into the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010
Parliamentary paper: 44/2011; tabled in the House: 22 December 2010
Date of Government Response: Not required

42nd Parliament (February 2008 – July 2010)
Standing Committee on Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts

Managing our coastal zone in a changing climate: the time to act is now

Inquiry into climate change and environmental impacts on coastal communities
Parliamentary paper: 222/2009; tabled in the House: 26 October 2009
Date of Government Response: 23 November 2010 (PDF 362KB)

Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Bill 2008

Inquiry into Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Bill 2008

Parliamentary paper: 36/2009; presented to the Speaker: 20 February 2009; tabled in the House: 23 February 2009
Date of Government Response: 28 May 2009 (PDF 728KB)

41st Parliament (November 2004 - October 2007)
Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage

Inquiry into the Environmental Implications of the ‘Sea Change’ Phenomenon (lapsed on the prorogation of the 41st Parliament)

Managing the Flow - Inquiry into the regulation of plumbing product quality in Australia
Parliamentary paper: 198/2007; tabled: 19 September 2007
Date of Government Response: 5 February 2009 (PDF 227KB)

Sustainability for survival - creating a climate for change: report on the inquiry into a sustainability charter
Parliamentary paper: 188/2007; presented to the Speaker: 5 September 2007; tabled in the House: 17 September 2007
Date of Government Response: No response to date

Review of Green Office Procurement Audit: Review of Audit Report No. 22, 2005-2006 - Interim report on the inquiry into a sustainability charter
Parliamentary paper: 180/2006; presented to the Speaker: 4 September 2006; tabled in the House: 4 September 2006
Date of Government Response: No response to date

Sustainable Cities: report on the inquiry into sustainable cities
Parliamentary paper: 215/2005; tabled: 12 September 2005
Date of Government Response: No response to date

40th Parliament (February 2002 - August 2004)
Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage

Inquiry into sustainable cities (lapsed)

Employment in the environment sector: Methods, Measurements and Messages
Inquiry into employment in the environment sector
Parliamentary paper 403/2003; Tabled 1 December 2003
Date of Government Response: 6 December 2005 (PDF 123KB)

39th Parliament (December 1998 - October 2001)
Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage

Public good conservation: Our challenge for the 21st century
Inquiry into public good conservation - Impact of environmental measures imposed on landholders.
Parliamentary paper 231/2001; Tabled 27 September 2001
Date of Government Response: No response to date

Coordinating Catchment Management
Inquiry into catchment management
Parliamentary paper 27/2001; Tabled 26 February 2001
Date of Government Response: 4 December 2003 (PDF 8078KB)

Review of the Department of the Environment's annual report 1997-98
Parliamentary paper 263/99; Tabled 21 June 1999
Date of Government Response: 8 June 2000 (PDF 470KB)

38th Parliament (May 1996 - August 1998)
Standing Committee on Environment, Recreation and the Arts

Regulatory arrangements for trading in greenhouse gas emissions - Interim Report
Parliamentary paper 151/98; Tabled 23 November 1998 (presented to the Speaker on 25 August 1998)
Date of Government Response: 11 May 1999 (PDF 5KB)

Rethinking the funding of community sporting and recreational facilities: A sporting chance
Parliamentary paper 305/97; Tabled 17 November 1997
Date of Government Response: 30 June 1998 (Word 94KB)

Environmental Management of Commonwealth Land
Parliamentary paper 45/97; Tabled 24 March 1997
Date of Government Response: 11 May 1999 (PDF 5KB)

Managing Australia's World Heritage
Parliamentary paper 193/96; Tabled 4 November 1996
Date of Government Response: 8 April 1998 (HTML)


Earlier reports

For a list of earlier reports by this Committee, see the Register of Committee Reports (1901 to current day).

Copies of submissions and transcripts of public hearings

Printed volumes of submissions and transcripts of evidence taken at public hearings for each of the above reports can be reviewed at the National Library of Australia or with the Committee Secretariat.

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