Terms of Reference

The following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 December 2016:

The response to, and lessons learnt from, recent fires in remote Tasmanian wilderness affecting the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, with particular reference to:

  1. the impact of global warming on fire frequency and magnitude;
  2. the availability and provisions of financial, human and mechanical resources;
  3. the adequacy of fire assessment and modelling capacity;
  4. Australia’s obligations as State Party to the World Heritage Convention;
  5. world best practice in remote area fire management; and
  6. any related matter.

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 response to recent fire in the remote Tasmanian wilderness affecting the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the lessons learnt from those fires.  

Past Public Hearings

02 Nov 2016: Launceston
01 Nov 2016: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


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