Australia's environment

23 June 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-255-5

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1525KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 22KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 23KB)

Referral of the inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
Previous work of the committee
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Commonwealth funding of environmental programs (PDF 110KB)

Biodiversity Fund
Current environmental funding opportunities
Response to changes in funding arrangements
Committee comment

Chapter 3 - Environmental Defenders Offices (PDF 132KB)

Environmental Defenders Offices
Defunding of the Environmental Defenders Offices
Response to defunding of EDOs
Committee comment

Government Senators' dissenting report (PDF 12KB)

Government Senators' comments

Australian Greens additional comments - The Abbott Government's Attacks on the Environment (PDF 23KB)

Attacks on the voices of the environment
The invaluable role of the Environmental Defenders Offices
Cuts to the Biodiversity Fund and other programs

Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 13KB)

Tabled documents
Answers to questions taken on notice

Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 9KB)
Appendix 3 - Letter from the Attorney-General's Department to Environmental Defenders Offices (PDF 1188KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818