About this inquiry

An inquiry into the Commonwealth's responsibility under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to protect the globally significant and National Heritage listed Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula including the impact of industrial pollution and matters related to the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments’ conditions regulating and oversighting industries on the Burrup Peninsula.

Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

20 Apr 2017: PERTH, WA
17 Feb 2017: CANBERRA, ACT


Inquiry Status


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Protection of Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula

On 30 November 2016, the Senate referred an inquiry into the protection of Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 21 March 2017.

The closing date for submissions is 23 January 2017.

On 20 March 2017 the Senate granted an extension of time to report until 10 May 2017.

On 10 May 2017 the Senate granted a further extension of time to report to 12 July 2017.

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