Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Environment; Order for the Production of Documents
I, and also on behalf of Senator Whish-Wilson, move:
That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, by no later than 30 November 2021, the following documents:
(a) all submissions made in respect of the public consultation on the proposed changes to conservation planning decisions, as advertised on the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment website, which were open from 17 September to 2 November 2021; and
(b) all correspondence between the Minister for the Environment and the Threatened Species Scientific Committee in respect of the proposed changes to conservation planning decisions.
More than 6,000 submissions were received during the public consultation process and the department does not have the capacity to contact all of the submitters to confirm their permission to release their submissions publicly.
Question agreed to.