Terms of Reference

Inquiry into the Citrus Canker Outbreak

Terms of Reference

Referred 27 May 2005

The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee is inquiring into the Citrus Canker Outbreak. The Committee's terms of reference are to investigate:

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's administration of the citrus canker invasion with particular reference to:

  1. AQIS' response to the allegations of illegal importation of plant material;
  2. The adoption of the quarantine protocols and management of the emergency response;
  3. Cooperation between the Commonwealth and States, including funding issues;
  4. The impact of the incursion on the Australian citrus industry;
  5. Prevention and management of future incursions; and
  6. Other related matters

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