|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.