On 03 March 2011 the Senate referred the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011 for inquiry and report.
Submissions should be received by 24 March 2011. The original reporting date was 13 May 2011. On 24 March 2011,the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 09 June 2011. On Friday, 27 May 2011 an interim report was tabled in the Senate advising that the final report will be tabled on Wednesday, 15 June 2011.
On 18 April 2011, the Chair of the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, Senator Cameron, received correspondence from Senator Richard Colbeck, advising that an amendment to his Private Senator's Bill, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011 had been lodged with the Senate Table Office. The correspondence is available here.
The Committee is seeking written submissions from interested individuals and organisations preferably in electronic form submitted online or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attached Adobe PDF or MS Word format document. The email must include full postal address and contact details.
Alternatively, written submissions may be sent to:
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
Notes to help you prepare your submission are available from the website at http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/wit_sub/index.htm. Alternatively, the Committee Secretariat will be able to help you with your inquiries and can be contacted on telephone +61 2 6277 3526 or facsimile +61 2 6277 5818 or by email to email@example.com.
Inquiries from hearing and speech impaired people should be directed to Parliament House TTY number 02 6277 7799. Adobe also provides tools at http://access.adobe.com/ for the blind and visually impaired to access PDF documents. If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.
Once the Committee accepts your submission, it becomes a confidential Committee document and is protected by Parliamentary Privilege. You must not release your submission without the Committee's permission. If you do, it will not be protected by Parliamentary Privilege. At some stage during the inquiry, the Committee normally makes submissions public and places them on its website. Please indicate if you want your submission to be kept confidential.