Terms of Reference

The efficacy and regulation of shark mitigation and deterrent measures, with particular reference to:

  1. research into shark numbers, behaviour and habitat;
  2. the regulation of mitigation and deterrent measures under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, including exemptions from a controlled action under section 158;
  3. the range of mitigation and deterrent measures currently in use;
  4. emerging mitigation and deterrent measures;
  5. bycatch from mitigation and deterrent measures;
  6. alternatives to currently employed mitigation and deterrent measures, including education;
  7. the impact of shark attacks on tourism and related industries; and
  8. 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