Turning back the tide-the invasive species challenge

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Turning back the tide-the invasive species challenge

Report on the regulation, control and management of invasive species and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Invasive Species) Bill 2002

8 December 2004

© Commonwealth of Australia 2004
ISBN 0 642 71308 1

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Committee Membership (PDF 141KB)  
Recommendations (PDF 151KB)  
Preface (PDF 178KB)  
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 286KB)  

Overview
The current situation in Australia
Economic Impact
Environmental Impact
Social impact

Chapter 2 - Regulatory and legislative framework (PDF 287KB)  

Introduction
Constitutional limitations and intergovernmental arrangements
Commonwealth legislative framework
State and Territory legislation
Local government
International legislation and conventions

Chapter 3 - Institutional Arrangements (PDF 251KB)  

Introduction
Ministerial Council
Natural Resources Management Ministerial Council (NRMMC)
Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC)
National Strategies and Committees
Coordinating Committee for Introduced Marine Pest Emergencies (CCIMPE)
Natural Heritage Trust
Natural Resource Management - the local approach to funding

Chapter 4 - Cost of responding to invasive species (PDF 280KB)  

Cost benefit ratios
Early eradication
Containment/exclusion
Damage mitigation
Inaction
Conclusion

Chapter 5 - Management of invasive species within Australia (PDF 360KB)  

Introduction
Commonwealth, State and Territory action
Commonwealth action
Conclusion

Chapter 6 - Management of invasive species at the coastal border (PDF 369KB)  

Introduction
Border control
Protection of the marine environment
Conclusion

Chapter 7 - Environment Protection and Biodiversity-Conservation Amendment (Invasive Species) Bill 2002 (PDF 230KB)  

Overview of the Bill
Comment on the Bill
Committee discussion

Chapter 8 - The Way Forward (PDF 219KB)  

A national framework
Research
Education

Appendix 1 (PDF 86KB)  
List of submitters
Appendix 2 (PDF 113KB)  
Witnesses appearing at public hearings
Appendix 3 (PDF 145KB)  
Exhibits
Appendix 4 (PDF 1873KB)  
Charts

For further information, contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: ecita.sen@aph.gov.au

 

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