First hearing on control of invasive animals
THE first of Public hearings for the parliamentary inquiry investigating the control of invasive animals on Crown land commenced on Monday.
A diverse range of organisations will present their views to the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee at the hearing, which will be held from 10am to 5pm in the Legislative Council Committee Room at Parliament House.
The Game Management Authority will be the first to give evidence, along with the Invasive Species Council, Sporting Shooters Association, the RSPCA and others.
More than 100 submissions have been received for the inquiry, which is examining what is working, what isn’t and what more can be done to tackle the problem of invasive animals.
The Committee will also be holding hearings in regional Victoria as it examines how control of invasive animals is dealt with in different localities.
The hearing schedule and submissions are available from the Committee’s website.