Information about the Inquiry

Inquiry into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Information about the Inquiry

The Senate has referred the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 to the Committee for inquiry and report by 15 September 2008.

The Committee is inviting written submissions from interested individuals and organisations preferably in electronic form sent by email to The email must include full postal address and contact details. The closing date for submissions is cob Monday, 8 September 2008.

Alternatively, submissions may be sent to The Secretary, Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts, or by fax to 02 6277 5818.

Submissions become committee documents and are made public only after a decision by the Committee. Persons making submissions must not release them without the approval of the Committee. Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege but the unauthorised release of them is not.

Inquiries from hearing and speech impaired people should be directed to the Parliament House TTY number (02) 6277 7799. Adobe also provides tools for the blind and visually impaired to access PDF documents. These tools are available at: If you require any special arrangements in order to enable you to participate in a committee inquiry, please contact the committee secretary.


For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment, Communications and the Arts
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818