Submitted: September 2016
Due to their rising numbers and effect on natural ecosystems, deer are the most important emerging vertebrate pest in eastern Australia. Recreational hunting generally provides little or no benefit to feral animal control. Volunteer shooting can assist feral animal control in a limited number of circumstances.
Submitted: July 2016
The submission urges greater attention to environmental biosecurity, structural changes to the operation of the National Biosecurity Committee, the greater use of science-based decision making, the application of the precautionary principle and more timely decision-making and funding for environmental biosecurity interventions.