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Environment and Sustainable Development Terms of Reference and Appointment of Membership



Environment and Sustainable Development Terms of Reference and Appointment of Membership

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(3) The Committee be empowered to consider, disclose and publish the minutes of proceedings, evidence taken and records of similar committees appointed in previous Assemblies; (4) The Committee be empowered to publish from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it and, unless otherwise ordered by the Committee, a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as to take place in public; (5) The Committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of two or more of its members and to refer to any such subcommittee any matter which the Committee is empowered to examine and that the quorum of a subcommittee shall be two; and (6) The foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders. REFERENCE, INVASIVE SPECIES AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS The following matter be referred to the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee for inquiry and report (1) The Northern Territorys capacity to prevent new incursions of invasive species, and to implement effective eradication and management programs for such species already present; and (2) That the committee in its inquiry will: (a) begin its investigations by engaging the scientific community to conduct a scientific summit on invasive species; (b) use case studies to inform the analysis, and will draw its case studies from a range of invasive species; (c) while investigating the value of control programs, focus on community based management programs for weeds and feral animal control; and (d) as a result of its investigations and analysis will recommend relevant strategies and protocols for government in dealing with future incursions and current problem species. 2