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Monday, 11 November 2002
Page: 6046

Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 4 October 2002:

With reference to the Minister's answer to question on notice no. 559 (Senate Hansard, 25 September 2002, p. 4691), and specifically parts (1), (4) and (6):

(1) Which `state agencies, peak industry, and rural and conservation groups' receive notice from Environment Australia of nominations under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

(2) (a) What is the total budgeted cost for the full-time position at the National Farmers' Federation (NFF); and (b) when will this position commence.

(3) Will the Commonwealth-funded position at the NFF facilitate consultation and communication about environment protection and biodiversity conservation matters with non-NFF member organisations.

Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for the Environment and Heritage has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) A list of the state agencies, peak industry, rural and conservation groups that are notified of nominations under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) has been provided to the honourable Senator. Further copies are available from the Senate Table Office.

(2) (a) and (b) Details concerning the position are still to be finalised with the NFF.

(3) It is expected that the position will facilitate communication with non-NFF member organisations.

List of the state agencies, peak industry, conservation and conservation groups that are notified of nominations under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999


Minerals Council of Australia

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

National Environmental Law Association Ltd

Law Council of Australia

National Farmers' Federation

The Wilderness Society

Humane Society International (Australia)

Queensland Farmers' Federation


Cotton Australia

QLD Fruit and Vegetable Growers Ltd

Wildlife Management International Pty Ltd

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Australian Gas Association

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Ltd

Australian Aluminium Council

Australian Automobile Association

Cement Industry Federation

Housing Industry Association

Industry Association of Australia

Australian Paper Industry Council

New South Wales Mineral Council

Sustainable Energy Industries Coucil of Australia Inc

Joint Coal Board

Northern Rivers Economic Development Organisation

Meat and Livestock Australia

Australian Industry Group

Northern Territory Minerals Council

Australian Coal Association

Australian Centre for Minesite Rehabilitation Research

Queensland Mining Council

Queensland Nursery Industry Association

Cattlemen's Union

South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy _Inc

Tasmanian Minerals Council

Australian Institute of Petroleum

Australian Pipeline Industry Association

Economically Viable Alternative Green

The Centre for Conservation Biology, University of Queensland

Victorian Water Industry Association

Australian Chamber of Manufactures

Australian Council of Trade Unions

Plastics and Chemical Industries Association

Victorian Chamber of Mines

Sustainable Energy Industry Association Australia

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA Inc

Chamber of Mines & Energy

Association of Mining & Exploration Companies (Inc)

Construction Forest Mining Energy Union

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Northern Rivers Chamber of Commerce and Industry

State Chamber of Commerce

Australian Business Chamber - Bathurst

Australian Business Chamber - Central Coast

Australian Business Chamber - Hunter

Australian Business Chamber - Illawarra

Australian Business Chamber - Mid-North

Australian Business Chamber - Murray Region

Australian Business Chamber - Northern

Australian Business Chamber - Riverina

Australian Business Chamber - Western Sydney

Australian Business Chamber

Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.

Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Brisbane

SA Employers Chamber of Commerce & Industry SA Inc.

Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA

Electricity Supply Association of Australia

Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation

Waste Management Association of Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Project Jonah Victoria

Queensland Aquarium Supply Divers Association Inc.

World Wide Fund for Nature

Australian Conservation Foundation

Environment ACT

NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation

Northern Territory Department of Lands, Planning and Environment

Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory

Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Queensland Environment Protection Agency

Forestry and Wildlife, Queensland EPA

Conservation Sciences Unit, Queensland EPA

Office of the Environment Protection Authority (South Australia)

Department of Premier and Cabinet (South Australia)

Department of Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs (South Australia)

Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (Tasmania)

Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tasmania)

Department of Natural Resources and Environment (Victoria)

Parks Victoria

Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria)

Environment Protection Authority (Victoria)

Department of Conservation and Land Management (WA)

Department of Premier and Cabinet (WA)

Australian Local Government Association

Australian Fisheries Management Authority