Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

On 13 February 2014, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Environment and Communications Committees for inquiry and report:

  1. the natural world heritage values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area minor boundary extension passed by the World Heritage Committee in June 2013;
  2. the interaction between the Department of the Environment and the Prime Minister and other ministers’ offices, and the process followed in the department’s review of the 2013 extension that led to a lesser minor boundary extension being submitted for consideration at the 2014 World Heritage Committee meeting;
  3. any action the Department of the Environment has funded, directed and overseen to rehabilitate any degraded areas within the World Heritage Area identified in the department’s 2013 review, as per the requirements of the World Heritage Convention;
  4. the extent and description of any areas of degraded forest included in the 2013 boundary adjustment and the World Heritage Committee’s rationale for including them;
  5. implications for the World Heritage status of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area of the Government’s request to withdraw the 74,000 hectares for logging; and
  6. any related matter.

Submissions should be received by 7 March 2014. The reporting date is 15 May 2014.

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

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About this inquiry

An inquiry into the natural world heritage values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area minor boundary extension and related matters.

Past Public Hearings

06 May 2014: CANBERRA, ACT
31 Mar 2014: HOBART, TAS

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Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed

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