Australia's Faunal Extinction Crisis

December 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76093-030-1

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List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Re-adoption of the inquiry in the 46
  The Interim Report of April 2019
  Recent developments
  The committee's general approach and future work
  Scope and structure of this report

Chapter 2—Threatened grassland ecological communities and faunal species

  Extent and decline of Australian native grasslands
  The importance of grassland ecologies
  Defining, assessing and protecting grassland ecosystems
  The Natural Temperate Grassland of the South Eastern Highlands
  Threats to grassland ecological communities
  Concerns raised about the EPBC framework and grassland ecologies

Chapter 3—Case study: Temperate grasslands of the South Eastern Highlands

  Investigation of Jam Land
  NSW Office of Environment and Heritage investigation
  Mr Taylor's potential conflicts of interest
  Potential interference in the Jam Land investigation
  Mr Taylor's claims of widespread concern about NTG-SEH compliance
  Instigation of the Craik Review in 2018
  Committee view and recommendations
  Contraventions of Ministerial Standards and public expectations

Coalition Senators’ dissenting report

  EPBC Act Review
  Review of the Interaction between the Agriculture Sector and the EPBC Act
  NSW Grasslands

Labor Senators' Additional Comments

  The actions of Mr Taylor
  Cuts to the Department

Appendix 1—Submissions

Appendix 2—Public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526