Senate Environment and Communications References Committee

Owning Institution

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27 Nov 2018

Gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items, called 'loot boxes' for the purposes of this inquiry, are included in some video games to provide players with a way to obtain virtual items for in-game use.


17 Oct 2018

This report concentrates on the water sources commonly used by extractive industries in the process of extracting resources lying beneath the surface–that is, underground water sources. The report examines the environmental, social and economic impacts of water extracted in this process, and the current regulatory...


13 Aug 2018

To understand the implications for Australia's infrastructure, this report examines the evidence received about recent changes to the climate system, terrestrial environment and the marine environment that are relevant when considering future challenges for housing, buildings and infrastructure.


26 Jun 2018

This report discusses solid waste, rather than liquid or gaseous waste. Given the limitations of the committee, and the recent decisions by China relating to the importation of recycled material, the inquiry and the report also generally focus on the flow of materials, rather than...


21 Mar 2018

The Burrup Peninsula is known for its cultural and archaeological significance, as it is the densest known concentration of rock engravings anywhere in the world. It contains Australia's largest collection of Aboriginal rock art (also known as petroglyphs), with more than one million images in...

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12 Dec 2017

This inquiry examined the effectiveness of the lethal and non-lethal measures taken in Australia to protect the public from dangerous species of sharks.


18 Oct 2017

Globally, one of the fastest growing forms of gambling is online and interactive gambling. In 2012, it was estimated that Australians' expenditure on online gambling amounted to approximately $1.5 billion.


13 Jun 2017

A species not included on the live import list cannot be used for a commercial purpose. However, some sectors of the Tasmanian horticulture industry are interested in using bumblebees for commercial pollination. This report examines the potential risks and benefits of using bumblebees for commercial...


8 Dec 2016

This report examines the response to, and lessons learnt from, recent fires in remote Tasmanian wilderness affecting the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.The introductory chapter outlines the history and effect of the bushfires that occurred in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) in early...

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23 Aug 2017

This resource outlines the Australian government's response to the report by the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee, in relation to the inquiry into oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight.

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