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House Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

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Inquiry into the impact on agriculture of pest animals

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Terms of Reference

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is to inquire into the impact on agriculture of pest animals particularly:
  1. To identify nationally significant pest animal issues and consider how existing Australian and State government processes can be better linked for more coordinated management of these issues across State boundaries.
  2. To consider the approaches to pest animal issues across all relevant jurisdictions, including:

  1. Consider the adequacy of State Government expenditure on pest animal control in the context of other conservation and natural resource management priorities, with particular reference to National Parks.
  2. Consider the scope for industry groups and R&D Corporations to improve their response to landholder concerns about pest animals.
  3. Consider ways to promote community understanding of and involvement in pest animals and their management.

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