Do you want legislation to be amended for a trial of bumblebees in a Tasmanian greenhouse?
Below is a draft submission that PCA have prepared for you, where you can simply insert your name and address, which comprehensively addresses the Senate Committee’s terms of reference.
Suggestions for submission to Senate Inquiry into the risks of the use of bumblebees in Tasmania for commercial purposes 2016
Or else you can write your own.
The deadline is 3rd March 2016.
PCA have likewise replied to the request below from the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee who are conducting the inquiry into the risks and opportunities associated with the use of Tasmanian Bombus terrestris (Bt) (Apidea) bumblebees for commercial purposes.
More information can be found at https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/Bumblebees
Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Secretary, Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: +61 2 6277 3526 Fax: +61 2 6277 5818 email@example.com
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PCA Director Marcus Brandsema
0409 217 131 or 03 6428 2319
PCA Company Secretary & Editor ‘Soilless Australia’ magazine Ph 0414 333 996 PO Box 538 NARRABEEN NSW 2101
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SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE
10 February 2016
Mr Robert Hayes
Protected Cropping Australia
PO Box 538
NARRABEEN NSW 2101
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Mr Hayes,
Inquiry into the risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee
population in Tasmania for commercial purposes
On 3 February 2016, the Senate referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee a range of matters relating to the risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial purposes for inquiry and report by 22 June 2016. The full terms of reference are below.
The Committee invites you to provide a written submission addressing issues that may be of relevance to you. The submission should be lodged by 3 March 2016.
The Committee prefers to receive submissions online as an attached document by accessing the committee website and selecting the Upload Submission Online link. Alternatively, submissions may be emailed as an attached document to email@example.com or mailed to the address below.
Submissions become Committee documents and are made public only after a decision by the Committee. Publication of submissions includes loading them onto the internet and making them available to other interested parties including the media. Please indicate if you wish the Committee to consider keeping your submission, or part thereof, confidential.
Any person or organisation making a submission must not release it without the approval of the Committee. Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege; however, the unauthorised release of a submission is not protected.
Information relating to Senate committee inquiries, including notes to assist in the preparation of submissions for a committee, can be located on the internet at https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/.
The Committee will consider all submissions, and may invite individuals and organisations to give evidence at a public hearing. Should you require further information, please contact the Committee secretariat on (02) 6277 3526.
SENATE Environment and Communications References Committee
Inquiry into the risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial purposes
The following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 22 June 2016:
The risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial pollination purposes, including:
the existing distribution and population density of exotic bumblebees;
productivity and economic benefits of the commercial use of bumblebees for agricultural producers;
the potential environmental impacts associated with the commercial use of bumblebees, including whether their use is likely to:
i. impact the conservation status of a species or ecological community,
ii. impact biodiversity,
iii. cause unintended ecological impacts, and
iv. contribute to a wider distribution of bumblebees;
the implications for Australia’s biosecurity regime of any approval to use bumblebees in Tasmania for commercial purposes;
the potential economic outcomes;
the effectiveness of alternative pollination options; and
any other related matters.