This committee expired at the end of the 53rd Parliament.
This inquiry arises out of the requirement under the Parliamentary resolution
establishing the Committee, that it prepare a report setting out suggested
guidelines for the operation of the scheme during the trial period and
examining options for applying the scheme to the clearing of native vegetation.
Under Section 127A(3) and (4) of the Threatened Species Conservation Amendment
(Biodiversity Banking) Act 2006:
(3) The biobanking scheme is not to be implemented until:
(a) a joint committee of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council
has been appointed with functions that include preparing a report that sets out
suggested guidelines for the operation of the scheme during a trial period and
examines options for applying the scheme to the clearing of native vegetation
(within the meaning of the Native Vegetation Act 2003), and
(b) the report has been provided to both Houses of Parliament, and
(c) the Minister has caused to be tabled in each House of Parliament a report
by the Minister setting out what the Government has done or proposes to do in
response to the report of the joint committee.
(4) Despite subsection (3), the biobanking scheme may be implemented if the
report of the joint committee referred to in subsection (3)(a) has not been
prepared by the joint committee and provided to both Houses of Parliament by
the end of the period of 6 months after the commencement of this Part.