Joint Standing Committee on National Capital and External Territories
Inquiry into the adequacy of funding for Australia's Antarctic Program
Terms of Reference
That, on the basis of the annual report of the Department of the Environment and Heritage for 2001-02, which has responsibility for the Australian Antarctic Division and the Antarctic Program, in relation to the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Territory of Heard and McDonald Islands, and which stands referred to the Committee by the House of Representatives for any inquiry it may wish to make, the Committee conduct an inquiry and report on the adequacy of funding for the Australian Antarctic Division to meet the four goals set for advancing Australias Antarctic interests:
- Enhancing Australia's influence in the Antarctic Treaty system;
- Protecting the Antarctic environment;
- Understanding Antarctica's role in the global climate system; and
- Conducting scientific research of practical, economic or national significance.
Resolved 26 November 2003
That the basis of the inquiry into the adequacy of funding for the Australian Antarctic Program be extended to include the Annual Report of the Department of the Environment and Heritage for 2002-03, which was presented in the House of Representatives on 4 November 2003 and stands referred to the Committee for any inquiry it wishes to make.
Resolved 10 September 2003
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