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Preliminary Pages

Membership of the Committee

 

Chair

Mr Michael Danby MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mrs Joanna Gash MP

 

Members

Senator Mark Bishop

Senator the Hon John Faulkner (from 30/09/10 to 14/02/11)

Senator David Fawcett (from 1/07/11)

Senator the Hon Alan Ferguson (to 30/06/11)

Senator Mark Furner

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Senator the Hon David Johnston

Senator Scott Ludlam

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald

Senator Anne McEwen (from 1/07/11)

Senator Claire Moore

Senator Kerry O’Brien (from 14/02/11 to 30/06/11)

Senator Stephen Parry (from 1/07/11)

Senator Marise Payne

Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens (from 1/07/11)

Senator Russell Trood (to 30/06/11)

 

Hon Dick Adams MP (from 24/03/11)

Hon Julie Bishop MP

 

Ms Gai Brodtmann MP

Hon Anthony Byrne MP (to 14/03/12)

Mr Nick Champion MP

Hon Laurie Ferguson, MP

Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP

Mr Steve Georganas MP (to 24/03/11)

Mr Steve Gibbons MP (to 7/02/12)

Hon Alan Griffin MP

Mr Harry Jenkins MP (from 7/02/12)

Dr Dennis Jensen MP

Hon Robert McClelland MP (from 14/03/12)

Mrs Sophie Mirabella MP

Hon John Murphy MP

Mr Ken O’Dowd MP (from 25/10/10)

Ms Melissa Parke MP

Mr Stuart Robert MP

Hon Philip Ruddock MP

Ms Janelle Saffin MP

Hon Bruce Scott MP

Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP (from 25/10/10)

Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP


Membership of the Trade Sub-Committee

 

Chair

Ms Janelle Saffin MP

 

Deputy Chair

Hon Bruce Scott MP

 

Members

Senator Scott Ludlam

Mrs Joanna Gash MP (ex officio)

 

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald

Mr Harry Jenkins MP

 

Senator Stephen Parry

Mrs Sophie Mirabella MP

 

Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens

Hon John Murphy MP

 

Hon Dick Adams MP

Mr Ken O’Dowd MP

 

Hon Julie Bishop MP

Ms Melissa Parke MP

 

Mr Michael Danby MP (ex officio)

Hon Philip Ruddock MP

 

Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP

Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP

 

 


Committee Secretariat

 

 

Secretary

Mr Jerome Brown

Inquiry Secretary

Ms Julia Searle

Administrative Officers

Ms Jessica Butler

 

Mrs Emma Black

 

Mrs Sonya Gaspar

 

 


Terms of reference

On 22 March 2012, the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 was referred to the Committee by the Selection Committee of the House of Representatives.

The Selection Committee’s report stated the following reason for referral:

Concern over the international implications of the bill which have been expressed by Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in their submissions to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee inquiry.[1]

 

 


List of abbreviations

 

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

DAFF

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

EU

European Union

PNGFIA

Papua New Guinea Forest Industries Association

VPA

Voluntary Partnership Agreement

WTO

World Trade Organization

 

 

 

 

 


List of recommendations

1     Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the Government continues to consult closely with the Governments of Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and other relevant stakeholders on implementation of the bill and the development of subordinate legislation.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that the Government facilitate Malaysia and Papua New Guinea’s representation on the Illegal Logging Working Group convened by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Recommendation 3

The Committee recommends that the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 be passed.

 

 

 

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