The threat of marine plastic pollution in Australia

On 18 June 2015 the Senate referred the following matter for inquiry and report by 8 April 2016:

Threat of marine plastic pollution in Australia.

The closing date for submissions is 10 September 2015. The closing date for submissions has now been extended to 9 October 2015.

The committee presented an interim report on 31 March 2016. The committee presented a second interim report on 12 April 2016.

The final report was presented on 20 April 2016.

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

Past Public Hearings

31 Mar 2016: Canberra
10 Mar 2016: Brisbane
26 Feb 2016: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Final report presented


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