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INQUIRY into Register of Environmental Organisations

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 06:02

The Committee is inquiring into the administration, transparency and effectiveness of the Register of Environmental Organisations under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

nature needs voiceOn Thursday 26 March 2015 the Committee adopted an inquiry referred by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, asking the Committee to inquire into and report on the Register of Environmental Organisations.The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions

addressing the terms of reference by 21 May 2015.

For information on how to make a submission, go to our Making a submission to a Committee Inquiry page.

Additional useful information can be found on the Notes to help those intending to make a submission to a parliamentary committee inquiry page.

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment will inquire into and report on the administration and transparency of the Register of Environmental Organisations (the Register) and its effectiveness in supporting communities to take practical action to improve the environment.

Terms of Reference: 

The Inquiry will have particular regard to:

How to make a submission to a Senate Committee Inquiry

See government website for detailed information and instructions  http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary%20Business/Committees/Senate/How%20to%20make%20a%20submission

  1. The majority of inquiries are now accepting submissions via the Make a submission to an Inquiry page. The online submission site is a secure site and is suitable for uploading sensitive and confidential material. 
  2. Make sure you sign written submissions. Submissions must include your name, phone number and postal address so we can verify them. If it is the submission of an organisation, say so clearly. Show the signatory's position and say at what level the submission was authorised. 

Submissions due by 21 May 2015

See government website for detailed information and instructions 

If you make a submission, the committee may invite you to give evidence at a public hearing.

For more information contact the Senior Clerk of Committees, phone: (02) 6277 3506, fax: (02) 6277 3899,

email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the relevant committee secretary.

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