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Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003

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Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003

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Tabled Paper 1123

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Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

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2003-10-16

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Tabled by Delia Lawrie

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English

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Tabled papers

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/307061

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/346011

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NT Chamber of Commerce & Industry Written Submissions Cane Toad Inquiry Report Volume 2 100 SUBMISSION NO. 13 Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ms Carole Frost Chief Executive Officer GPO Box 1825 DARWIN NT 0801 15 May 2003 Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Attention: Ms Delia Lawrie, Chair Dear Ms Lawrie The Chamber is pleased to attach our submission for the Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development regarding issues associated with the progressive entry into the northern territory of cane toads. Please direct any questions to myself or to Mark Noonan (environment advisor) on telephone 8936-3100. Yours sincerely Carole Frost Thank you for this opportunity to participate in the inquiry into issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of cane toads. The NT Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NTCCI) is the Territory's largest employer association, representing approximately 1500 members from across the Territory and from a wide cross section of Industry including tourism, construction, agriculture, cattle and the environmental industry. Our members employ approximately 22,000 employees or 26.5% of the total workforce with a large number employed in the tourist sector. One of the services provided by the NTCCI is through our Environmental Division, where we employ a number of environmental advisers who provide environmental support to members and the wider business community. There has been no detailed study on the impacts of cane toads on Northern Territory businesses. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the probable direct economic impacts of cane toads on business will be uncertain in the near future, but the indirect effects will become more evident in the next two to five years. It has been suggested that cane toads have not affected tourism in places such as Queensland and Fiji where beaches are their main attraction. The effects of cane toads on tourism in the Northern Territory are uncertain due to its predominantly nature-based