Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications

Owning Institution:

In hot water: the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries and biodiversity

This report examines the impacts of climate change on fisheries and marine biodiversity and makes recommendations around research, monitoring and marine natural resource management.

Effectiveness of current regulatory arrangements in dealing with radio simulcasts

The Committee received 16 submissions to this inquiry, mostly from the music recording industry, copyright groups and the commercial radio sector.

The feasibility of a prohibition on charging fees for an unlisted number service

The Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) provides that an unlisted number cannot be disclosed except in specified contexts. The Act however is silent on whether a fee can be charged for an unlisted number. On 28 February 2013 the Senate referred the feasibility of a prohibition...

Recent ABC programming decisions

This report examines the impact recent programming decisions have had on the ABC and makes a range of recommendations. On 17 August 2011 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 12 October: The...

The koala – saving our national icon

This report examines the committee's inquiry into the status, health and sustainability of one of Australia's most loved and iconic native animals – the koala. The committee was surprised by the complexity of this multifaceted issue. Many features and factors influence Australia's koala population. For...