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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into mechanisms for compensation for economic loss to farmers in Western Australia caused by contamination by genetically modified material

Date Commenced:06 Dec 2017
Inquiry Status:Current

Committee Name:

Environment and Public Affairs Committee

House:Legislative Council

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Hon. Matthew Dean Swinbourn MLC
Hon. Colin James Holt MLC
Hon. Samantha Helen Rowe MLC
Hon. Timothy (Tim) James Clifford MLC
Hon. Dr Steven (Steve) Caldwell Thomas MLC


Media Statements:

07/12/2017
06/04/2018
20/04/2018
30/04/2018
24/08/2018
10/09/2018
Staff Members: Mr Alex Hickman, LLB (Advisory Officer (Legal))
Ms Amanda Gillingham, BA (Hons) (Research Officer)
Mrs Maddison Evans (Committee Clerk)

Contact Details

Phone No:9222 7404
Fax No:9222 7805
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Terms of Reference:Inquire into and report on mechanisms for compensation for economic loss to farmers in Western Australia caused by contamination by genetically modified material, including approaches taken in Western Australia and by other jurisdictions and any other relevant matter.

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Hearing Dates:

Date

Time

Venue

Organisation

Witnesses

Broadcasted In

Pub/Priv

04/11/201809:30 AMDepartment of Primary Industries and Regional Development LCCO Public
04/11/201811:00 AMCo-operative Bulk Handling LCCO Public
04/23/201809:30 AMThe National Association for Sustainable Agriculture LCCO Public
04/23/201810:45 AMAustralian Certified Organic Pty Ltd LCCO Public
04/23/201811:45 AMFOODwatch LCCO Public
04/23/201801:15 PMGene Ethics LCCO Public
04/24/201809:30 AMDr John Paull LCCO Public
04/24/201810:30 AMGledhow Organics LCCO Public
05/03/201809:30 AMWAFarmers LCCO Public
05/03/201810:45 AMPastoralists and Graziers Association of WA LCCO Public
05/03/201812:00 PMCropLife Australia LCCO Public
05/03/201801:45 PMGrain Industry Association of WA LCCO Public
05/03/201803:00 PMMonsanto Australia and New Zealand LCCO Public
08/29/201809:30 AMBio-Dynamic Agricultural Association of Western Australia LCCO Public
08/29/201810:30 AMNational Association of Sustainable Agriculture (WA) LCCO Public
08/31/201809:30 AMDr Anna Bunn and Mr Michael Douglas LCCO Public
08/31/201810:45 AMInsurance Council of Australia LCCO Public
08/31/201811:45 AMDr Karinne Ludlow LCCO Public
08/31/201801:15 PMFriends of the Earth Australia LCCO Public
08/31/201802:15 PMMinistry of Environment and Food Denmark LCCO Public
08/31/201803:30 PMProf Dr Bernhard Koch LCCO Public
09/12/201810:00 AMBio-Dynamic Research Institute Demeter LCCO Public

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Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Miguel Pez dated 29 Dec 2017
Written Submission by Mary Morgan dated 6 Jan 2018
Written Submission by Melva Mitchell received on 19 Jan 2018
Written Submission by Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark dated 22 Jan 2018
Written Submission by Linda Andrews dated 27 Jan 2018
Written Submission by United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs dated 30 Jan 2018
Written Submission by GM Free Margaret River received on 1 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Margaret River Regional Environment Centre Inc dated 4 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Charles Whitfield dated 6 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Ken Manton dated 6 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Wilson Tuckey dated 6 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Richard Negus dated 6 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Mark Adams dated 6 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Tom Powell dated 6 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Multiple Submitters received on 6 Feb 2018
Written Submission by S D & A De Garis received on 7 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Frank Panizza dated 7 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Clancy Michael dated 7 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Darrin Lee dated 7 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Tomas Pradas dated 7 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Dale Tyler dated 8 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Andrew Duncan dated 8 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Sam West received on 8 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Kristin Lefroy dated 9 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Rose Marsh dated 9 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Nick Panizza received on 9 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Insurance Council of Australia dated 9 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Val Cain dated 9 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Professor Kadambot Siddique dated 9 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Raylene Burns received on 10 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Suzanne Blumer dated 11 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Ben Cripps dated 12 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Cooperative Bulk Handling Ltd dated 12 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Stephen Powles dated 12 Feb 2018
Written Submission by GM-Free Farmers received on 12 Feb 2018
Written Submission by David and Lyn Slade dated 13 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Office of the Gene Technology Regulator dated 13 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Householders' Options to Protect the Environment Inc dated 13 Feb 2018
Written Submission by University of Saskatchewan dated 13 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Ronald McLean dated 13 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Tristan Stanich dated 13 Feb 2018
Written Submission by United States Department of Agriculture dated 13 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Grain Industry Association of Western Australia dated 14 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Monsanto Australia Limited dated 14 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association of Australia dated 14 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Ian Onley dated 14 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Paul and Meg Wilson received on 14 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Valerie Vallee dated 14 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Organic and Biodynamic Meats Co-operative (WA) dated 14 Feb 2018
Written Submission by National Association of Sustainable Agriculture Austalia (WA Branch) received on 14 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Bee Winfield dated 15 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Hon Rick Mazza MLC dated 15 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Grantly Marinoni received on 15 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Lillian Lear received on 15 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Bridget Leggett dated 15 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Carolyn Groves dated 15 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Monash University dated 15 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Tia Cordwell dated 15 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Naomi Halford dated 15 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Anna Bunn and Michael Douglas dated 15 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Janette Liddelow received on 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by MADGE Australia Inc dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by John Tate dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Professor Dr Bernhard Koch (Austria) dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Pastoralists & Graziers Association of WA dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Nina Stick received on 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre Western Australia dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Hon Diane Evers MLC dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Ian James received on 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Yuna Farm Improvement Group received on 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Grain Producers Australia received on 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by WA Farmers received on 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by GM Cropwatch received on 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Gene Ethics dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Friends of the Earth Australia dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by CropLife Australia dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by David McFall dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Cotton Australia dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Agsure Consulting dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Brian Duggan dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Australian Seed Federation dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Alaina Smith dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Gledhow Organics received on 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Terry Enright received on 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by M McLaren dated 16 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Dr John Paull received on 18 Feb 2018
Written Submission by FOODwatch received on 20 Feb 2018
Written Submission by National Farmers' Federation dated 26 Feb 2018
Written Submission by GrainGrowers dated 27 Feb 2018
Written Submission by Australian Certified Organic received on 2 Mar 2018
Written Submission by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development received on 2 Mar 2018

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

• Evidence by Dr Mark Sweetingham, Managing Director, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; Mr John Van Schagen, Manager, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; Ms Katy Ashforth, Legal Officer, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; Dr Rosalie McCauley, Senior Development Officer, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development on 11/04/2018
• Evidence by Mr Gavin Bignell, Operations Manager, Co-operative Bulk Handling Group; Mr David Paton, Government and Industry Relations Manager, Co-operative Bulk Handling Group on 11/04/2018
• Evidence by Mr Robert Phelps, Executive Director, Gene Ethics; Ms Jessica Harrison, GM Cropwatch Technician, Gene Ethics on 23/04/2018
• Evidence by Ms Shirley Collins, Representative, FOODwatch WA on 23/04/2018
• Evidence by Mr Mark Anderson, General Manager, National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia on 23/04/2018
• Evidence by Mr Ben Copeman, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Certified Organic; Mr Sachin Ayachit, General Manager, Australian Certified Organic on 23/04/2018
• Evidence by Dr John Paull, Research Scientist on 24/04/2018
• Evidence by Ms Anne Jones, Manager, Gledhow Organics on 24/04/2018
• Evidence by Mr Duncan Young, Grains Section President, WA Farmers Federation; Miss Maddison McNeil, Executive Officer, WA Farmers Federation on 03/05/2018
• Evidence by Mr Gary McGill, Chairman, Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA; Mr John Snooke, Executive Member, Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA Grains Committee; Mr Brian Bradley, Associate Member, Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA on 03/05/2018
• Evidence by Mr Matthew Cossey, Chief Executive Officer, CropLife Australia; Mr Osman Mewett, Director, CropLife Australia on 03/05/2018
• Evidence by Mr Tony May, Managing Director, Monsanto Australia on 03/05/2018
• Evidence by Ms Larissa Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Grain Industry Association of WA; Mr Michael Lamond, Agronomist, Grain Industry Association of WA on 03/05/2018
• Evidence by Mr Peter Cocks, Chair of Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association of Australia (WA) on 29/08/2018
• Evidence by Mr Ian James, Deputy Chair, National Association of Sustainable Agriculture (WA); Mr David McFall, Committee Member, National Association of Sustainable Agriculture (WA) on 29/08/2018
• Evidence by Dr Karinne Ludlow, Associate Professor of Law on 31/08/2018
• Evidence by Professor Bernhard Koch, University of Innsbruck on 31/08/2018
• Evidence by Mr Jeremy Tager, Campaigner, Friends of the Earth on 31/08/2018
• Evidence by Mr Steen Bonde, Head of Department, Danish Agricultural Agency; Ms Naja Steen Andersen, Head of Section, Ministry of Environment and Food; Ms Karen Viggers, Head of Section, Ministry of Environment and Food; Mr Morten Storgaard, Special Consultant, Ministry of Environment and Food on 31/08/2018
• Evidence by Dr Anna Bunn, Senior Lecturer, Curtin University Law School; Mr Michael Douglas, Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia Law School on 31/08/2018
• Evidence by Mr Karl Sullivan, General Manager, Risk, Insurance Council of Australia on 31/08/2018
• Evidence by Mr Ian Burns, representative, Bio-Dynamic Research Institute Demeter on 12/09/2018

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:

• Related Document: Letter from Grain Trade Australia
• Related Document: Documents provided to the Committee by Monsanto