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Inquiry Details


Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into the Sandalwood Industry in Western Australia

Date Commenced:09/19/2012
Date Ended:05/06/2014
Inquiry Status:Past

Committee Name:

Environment and Public Affairs Committee

House:Legislative Council

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Hon. Simon O'Brien MLC
Hon. Stephen Noel Dawson MLC
Hon. Brian Charles Ellis MLC
Hon. Paul John Brown MLC
Hon. Samantha Helen Rowe MLC


Media Statements:

09/20/2012
11/27/2012

Staff Members: Ms Irina Lobeto-Ortega, LLB, BA, GradDipLP (Advisory Officer (Legal))
Ms Amanda Gillingham, BA (Hons) (Research Officer)
Ms Margaret Liveris, Dip Pub Admin (Committee Clerk)

Contact Details

Phone No:92227229
Fax No:92227805
Email: Click here to send an email to the Committee Office

Terms of Reference:The Committee will inquire into and report on:

a) the roles of the Department of Environment Regulation, the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Forest Products Commission in the management and commercialisation of sandalwood;

b) how future contracts for the harvesting, marketing and selling of sandalwood can be managed to ensure that all sectors of the industry remain viable and sustainable and the returns to the State are maximised;

c) the management of wild sandalwood, including monitoring of the resource and regeneration;

d) the government resources required to effectively detect and prosecute the illegal harvesting and exporting of sandalwood, including the transport, storage, purchase, possession and identification of the sandalwood resource; and

e) a review of all relevant legislation pertaining to the sandalwood industry.

Important Information


Legislative Council Guide to Making Submissions to a Parliamentary Committee


Written Submissions:



Deadline for Submissions:
10/19/2012

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

Hearing Dates:

Date

Time

Venue

Organisation

Witnesses

Broadcasted In

Pub/Priv

09/26/201210:30 AMForest Products Commission
10/17/201210:30 AMWescorp Group
10/24/201210:30 AMDepartment of Environment and Conservation
06/19/201310:30 AMDepartment of Environment and Conservation
08/21/201311:30 AMForest Products Commission
09/11/201310:30 AMWestern Australia Police
12/11/201310:30 AMDepartment of Parks and Wildlife


Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Hon Wendy Duncan MLC on 26 Apr 2012
Written Submission by AustOils Pty Ltd on 2 May 2012
Written Submission by Santaleuca Forestry on 6 Jun 2012
Written Submission by PGA on 9 Jul 2012
Written Submission by Wescorp Group on 30 Aug 2012
Written Submission by Sandalwest Forest Management on 3 Sep 2012
Written Submission by GP Forestry on 6 Sep 2012
Written Submission by Keith Mader on 13 Sep 2012
Written Submission by The Paperbark Co on 27 Sep 2012
Written Submission by AustOils Pty Ltd on 4 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Wendy Boyle on 11 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Ian Tucker on 15 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Don North on 15 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Rolf Meeking on 16 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Phil Stanley on 17 Oct 2012
Written Submission by WA Sandalwood Plantations on 18 Oct 2012
Written Submission by VJ Singh on 19 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Western Australia Police on 19 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Bart Jones on 19 Oct 2012
Written Submission by The Wilderness Society (WA) Inc on 19 Oct 2012
Written Submission by TFS Corporation Ltd on 19 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Edjudina Station on 19 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Department of Environment & Conservation on 22 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Hon Wendy Duncan MLC on 24 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Department of Regional Development and Lands on 25 Oct 2012
Written Submission by Australian Sandalwood Network on 22 Jan 2013
Written Submission by Dutjahn Enterprises on 17 Sep 2013

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

• Evidence by Mr John Tredinnick (Director Forest Operations, Forest Products Commission), Mr Benjamin Sawyer (Sandalwood Manager, Forest Products Commission) on 26/09/2012
• Evidence by Mr Tim Coakley (Executive Chairman, Wescorp Holdings Pty Ltd) on 17/10/2012
• Evidence by Mr Keiran McNamara (Director General, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Gordon Wyre (Director, Nature Conservation, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Ian Kealley (Regional Manager, Goldfields, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr David Mell (Manager, Nature Protection Branch, Department of Environment and Conservation) on 24/10/2012
• Evidence by Mr James Sharp (Acting Director General, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Gordon Wyre (Acting Deputy Director General, Parks and Conservation, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Ian Gordon Kealley (Regional Manager, Goldfields, Department of Environment and Conservation) on 19/06/2013
• Evidence by Mr John Tredinnick (Director Forest Operations, Forest Products Commission), Mr Benjamin Sawyer (Manager, Sandalwood Branch, Forest Products Commission) on 21/08/2013
• Evidence by Mr Murray Smalpage (Acting Assistant Commissioner, Regional Western Australia, Western Australia Police), Mr Hugh Letessier (Detective Senior Sergeant, Western Australia Police), Mr Robert Bond, Detective Senior Constable, Western Australia Police) on 11/09/2013
• Evidence by Mr Jim Sharp (Acting Director General, Department of Parks and Wildlife), Mr Kevin Morrison (Acting Manager, Nature Protection Branch, Department of Parks and Wildlife), Mr Rick Dawson (Senior Wildlife Officer, Department of Parks and Wildlife) on 11/12/2013

Related Reports:

• Interim Report No 29 - Inquiry into the Sandalwood Industry in Western Australia (27 Nov 2012)
• Report No 32 - Inquiry into the Sandalwood Industry in Western Australia - Terms of Reference (13 Aug 2013)
• Report No 34 - Inquiry into the Sandalwood Industry in Western Australia – Request for access to documents from the 38th Parliament (14 Aug 2013)
• Report No 35 - Inquiry into the Sandalwood Industry in Western Australia (6 May 2014)

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:

• Related Document: Letter dated 22 November 2012 from Mr Tim Coakley, Executive Chairman, Wescorp Group of Companies
• Related Document: Letter from the Minister for Environment