Terms of Reference

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

The threat of marine plastic pollution in Australia and Australian waters, with particular reference to:

  1. the review of current research and scientific understanding of plastic pollution in the marine environment;
  2. sources of marine plastic pollution;
  3. the impacts of marine plastic pollution, including impacts on species and ecosystems, fisheries, small business, and human health;
  4. measures and resourcing for mitigation; and
  5. any other relevant matters.

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

About this inquiry

An inquiry into the threat of marine plastic pollution in Australia and Australian waters.

Past Public Hearings

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


Inquiry Status

Final report presented


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