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Notice given 5 June 2003

1489  Senator Bartlett: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 :

(1) Can a list be provided of the recovery plans that have been made or adopted under Part 13 of the Act for listed threatened species and ecological communities, including information on when each plan was made or adopted.

(2) How many wildlife conservation plans have been made, or adopted, under Part 13 of the Act for conservation-dependent species, listed migratory species, listed marine species and cetaceans.

(3) How many permits have been issued under: (a) Part 13, Division 1, of the Act; (b) Part 13, Division 2, of the Act; (c) Part 13, Division 3, of the Act; and (d) Part 13, Division 4, of the Act.

(4) How many conservation agreements has the Commonwealth entered into under Part 14 of the Act.

(5) How many management plans has the Commonwealth prepared under section 321 of the Act in relation to World Heritage properties.

(6) How many management plans has the Commonwealth prepared under section 333 of the Act in relation to Ramsar wetlands.

(7) Is the Commonwealth proposing to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 to ensure that regulatory offences concerning the taking of native fauna and flora in Commonwealth reserves are strict liability offences.

(8) Can details be provided of the Commonwealth’s annual financial contribution to the management of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area since 1996.

(9) Can a list be provided of species that have been included on the list of migratory species under section 209 of the Act since 16 July 2000.

(10) How many nominations for the inclusion of a species on the list of threatened species that is maintained under Part 13 of the Act has the Minister received since 16 July 2000.

(11) How many assessments of nominations for the inclusion of a species on the list of threatened species has the Threatened Species Scientific Committee completed since 16 July 2000.

(12) How many assessments of nominations for the inclusion of a species on the list of threatened species has the Threatened Species Scientific Committee submitted to the Minister since 16 July 2000.

(13) How many decisions has the Minister made in relation to the amendment of the list of threatened species pursuant to a nomination made under section 191 of the Act since 16 July 2000.

(14) How many nominations for the inclusion of an ecological community on the list of threatened ecological communities that is maintained under Part 13 of the Act has the Minister received since 16 July 2000.

(15) How many assessments of nominations for the inclusion of an ecological community on the list of threatened ecological communities has the Threatened Species Scientific Committee completed since 16 July 2000.

(16) How many assessments of nominations for the inclusion of an ecological community on the list of threatened ecological communities has the Threatened Species Scientific Committee submitted to the Minister since 16 July 2000.

(17) How many decisions has the Minister made in relation to the amendment of the list of threatened communities pursuant to a nomination made under section 191 of the Act since 16 July 2000.

(18) How many nominations for the inclusion of a process on the list of key threatening processes that is maintained under Part 13 of the Act has the Minister received since 16 July 2000.

(19) How many assessments of nominations for the inclusion of a process on the list of key threatening processes has the Threatened Species Scientific Committee completed since 16 July 2000.

(20) How many assessments of nominations for the inclusion of a process on the list of key threatening processes has the Threatened Species Scientific Committee submitted to the Minister since 16 July 2000.

(21) How many decisions has the Minister made in relation to the amendment of the list of key threatening processes pursuant to a nomination made under section 191 of the Act since 16 July 2000.