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Senate Inquiry: The impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia

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2 Nov 2018 (All day)
On 18 September 2018, the Senate referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by the second sitting Wednesday in February 2019:
The impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia, and national priorities to prevent the problems worsening for the natural environment, community and farmers, including: 
  • the current and potential occurrence of feral deer, pigs and goats across Australia;
  • the likely and potential biosecurity risks and impacts of feral deer, pigs and goats on the environment, agriculture, community safety and other values; 
  • the effectiveness of current state and national laws, policies and practices in limiting spread and mitigating impacts of feral deer, pigs and goats; 
  • the efficacy and welfare implications of currently available control and containment tools and methods, and the potential for new control and containment tools and methods; 
  • priority research questions; 
  • the benefits of developing and fully implementing national threat abatement plans for feral deer, pigs and goats; and 
  • any other related matters.
The closing date for submissions is 2 November 2018.
Further information can be found here.
Landcare NSW encourages those Landcare groups with an interest in feral animals to make a submission to the enquiry. If you are willing to provide a copy of your submission to Landcare NSW this will help us develop a response, the focus of which is the importance of supporting and resourcing group involvement for feral animal control. Contact Sonia Williams (State Landcare Facilitator) if you wish to discuss further.

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