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Inquiry into the Sandalwood Industry in Western Australia


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:19 Sep 2012
Deadline for submissions:19 Oct 2012
Date Ended:06 May 2014
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 09/20/2012
11/27/2012
Important Information:
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.

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

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
26 Sep 201210:30 AMForest Products Commission
17 Oct 201210:30 AMWescorp Group
24 Oct 201210:30 AMDepartment of Environment and Conservation
19 Jun 201310:30 AMDepartment of Environment and Conservation
21 Aug 201311:30 AMForest Products Commission
11 Sep 201310:30 AMWestern Australia Police
11 Dec 201310:30 AMDepartment of Parks and Wildlife
Videos:
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 Sep 2012
Evidence by.. Mr Tim Coakley (Executive Chairman, Wescorp Holdings Pty Ltd) on 17 Oct 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 Oct 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 Jun 2013
Evidence by.. Mr John Tredinnick (Director Forest Operations, Forest Products Commission), Mr Benjamin Sawyer (Manager, Sandalwood Branch, Forest Products Commission) on 21 Aug 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 Sep 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 Dec 2013