About this inquiry

The adequacy of arrangements to prevent the entry and establishment of invasive species likely to harm Australia's natural environment, including recent biosecurity performance and Australia's state of preparedness for new environmental incursions.

Past Public Hearings

11 Nov 2014: SYDNEY, NSW
10 Nov 2014: HOBART, TAS
31 Oct 2014: CANBERRA, ACT


Inquiry Status

Report tabled


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

Further information regarding accessibility can be found at www.aph.gov.au/Help/Accessibility

Additional Documents

Additional Information

Download All

1 Background information provided by Dr Fisher, Perth, 8 October 2014.
2 Background information provided by the Department of Fisheries, Perth, 8 October 2014.
3 Invasive Animals CRC, report provided on 21 October 2004: Henderson W and Bomford M (2011), 'Detecting and preventing new incursions of exotic animals in Australia'.
4 Invasive Animals CRC, report provided on 21 October 2014: Gregory SA, Henderson W, Smee E and Cassey P (2014), 'Eradications of vertebrate pests in Australia: A review and guidelines for future best practice'.
5 Invasive Animals CRC, report provided on 21 October 2014: Joan Dawes (2008), 'Canada Geese - A New Incursion into Australia'.
6 Zoo and Aquarium Association, paper published by Phillip Cassey and Carolyn J Hogg: Escaping captivity: The biological invasion risk from vertebrate species.
7 Research paper: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - recently introduced pathogens of invasive flora may threaten endangered native species by Peter Ridgeway and Alex Burgess-Buxton, provided by Peter Ridgeway, 24 November 2014

See Also

Other information presented to the inquiry

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