House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Economics

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Inquiry into Indigenous economic development in Queensland and review of the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010

On 3 November 2010 the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Jenny Macklin MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on Indigenous economic development in Queensland including issues surrounding Queensland's Wild Rivers Act 2005. The Minister has proposed that the Committee report by no later than March 2011.

On 17 November 2010 the House of Representatives referred the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill to the Committee for Inquiry and Report by the end of the autumn period of sittings in 2011. Submissions addressing this Bill will be received as part of the committee’s broader inquiry into indigenous economic development. The Bill was introduced by the Leader of the Opposition Mr Tony Abbott MP on Monday 15 November 2010. A copy of the bill is available through this link.

The Committee tabled the report on Thursday, 12 May 2011.

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