Investigations into a possible cancer cluster on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria

June 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-235-0

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Committee Members

Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Structure of the report
  Role of the committee
  Bellarine Peninsula
  Cancer clusters
  Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2—Community concerns

  Health concerns
  Historical use of pesticides
  Committee view

Chapter 3—Responses to community concerns

  Cancer cluster assessments
  Government responses to community concerns
  Gaps in investigations to date
  Committee view

Chapter 4—Pesticide use on the Bellarine Peninsula

  Pesticide regulation in Australia
  Pesticides used for mosquito control

Chapter 5—Concerns about pesticide use

  Issues raised by inquiry participants
  Further investigations
  Committee view

Additional comments from Senator the Hon Sarah Henderson

Appendix 1—Mosquito-control products used on the Bellarine Peninsula

Appendix 2—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 3—Public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515