About this inquiry

An inquiry into Australia's Faunal extinction crisis including the wider ecological impact of faunal extinction, the adequacy of Commonwealth environment laws, the adequacy of existing monitoring practices, assessment process and compliance mechanisms for enforcing Commonwealth environmental law, and a range of other matters.
Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

23 Aug 2019: Canberra, ACT
20 Aug 2019: Sydney, NSW


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed


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Australia’s faunal extinction crisis

On 23 July 2019, the Senate agreed to the committee's recommendation that this inquiry be re-adopted in the 46th Parliament for inquiry and report by 13 November 2019.

On 29 July 2019, the Senate granted the committee an extension of time to report to 26 March 2020.

On 25 November 2019, the Senate granted the committee a further extension of time to report to 7 September 2020.

All correspondence and evidence previously received for this inquiry has been made available to the new committee. This means that submissions already provided to the committee about this issue do not need to be re-submitted. The committee intends to refer to the evidence received during the 45th Parliament.

However, the committee has also agreed to receive new submissions and additional material updating existing submissions until 13 August 2019.

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
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818