Inquiry into the efficacy of past and current vegetation and land management policy, practice and legislation and their effect on the intensity and frequency of bushfires and subsequent risk to property, life and the environment

Following a referral from the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management, the Hon David Littleproud MP, the Committee resolved on 5 December 2019 to conduct an inquiry into the efficacy of past and current vegetation and land management policy, practice and legislation and their effect on the intensity and frequency of bushfires and subsequent risk to property, life and the environment.

On 26 February 2020, the Committee decided to wind up its inquiry, in order to make way for the National Royal Commission into the bushfires.  The Committee will cease accepting submissions after 26 February.  The evidence received and published by the Committee during its inquiry will be made available to the Royal Commission.

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About this inquiry

The Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy will inquire and report on the efficacy of past and current vegetation and land management policy, practice and legislation and their effect on the intensity and frequency of bushfires and subsequent risk to property, life and the environment.


Past Public Hearings

26 Feb 2020: Canberra
12 Feb 2020: Canberra

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Inquiry Status

Submissions closed

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