Terms of Reference

On 18 June 2015 the Senate referred the following matter for inquiry and report by 8 April 2016:

The threat of marine plastic pollution in Australia and Australian waters, with particular reference to:

  1. the review of current research and scientific understanding of plastic pollution in the marine environment;
  2. sources of marine plastic pollution;
  3. the impacts of marine plastic pollution, including impacts on species and ecosystems, fisheries, small business, and human health;
  4. measures and resourcing for mitigation; and
  5. any other relevant matters.

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
ec.sen@aph.gov.au