Cats inquiry pounces on more evidence

Issue date: Thursday, 24 September 2020

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Perspectives from local governments will be heard on Friday, along with bodies representing conservation, natural resource management and farming, as the House of Representatives Environment and Energy Committee conducts another public hearing for its inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia.

Committee Chair, Mr Ted O’Brien MP said that the Committee’s inquiry has received nearly 160 submissions which highlight “the complex nature of the legal, environmental and social factors surrounding feral and domestic cats in Australia”.

He said that “Friday’s public hearing provides the Committee with a further opportunity to build upon its evidence base regarding the impact that cats have on the environment and on agriculture in Australia, and the role of local governments and others in responding to the growing cat problem.”

A full program for the hearing is available on the Committee’s website.

Public hearing details

Date: Friday 25 September 2020
Time: 10.15 am to 2.45 pm
Location: via teleconference

The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live (audio only).

Media enquiries

Mr Ted O’Brien MP (Fairfax, QLD), Committee Chair
Media Advisor, 0401 257 064

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4580
environment.reps@aph.gov.au

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