Australia's future activities and responsibilities in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters

29 October 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-104-6

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Members of the committee (PDF 74KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 14KB)
Recommendations (PDF 17KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 754KB)

Referral of inquiry and terms of reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Looking south: Australia's interests and obligations (PDF 81KB)

The strategic environment: peace, science and growing international interest
Australia's policy framework
Search and Rescue

Chapter 3 - Combating crime in the Southern Ocean (PDF 117KB)

Illegal fishing

Chapter 4 - Scientific research and the marine environment (PDF 105KB)

Harbinger of change: the significance of the Southern Ocean
Scientific research: the currency of the ATS
Mapping the southern waters

Chapter 5 - Resourcing Australia's engagement: investment and reward (PDF 127KB)

Jobs and funding
Australia's maritime presence in the Southern Ocean
Tasmania: the Antarctic gateway
Whole-of-government coordination

Chapter 6 - Conclusion (PDF 19KB)
Additional comments by the Australian Greens (PDF 15KB)
Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 8KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 13KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 9KB)
Appendix 4 - Recommendations of the 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan* (PDF 154KB)

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