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Public hearings commence for House Committee's bushfire inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy is commencing public hearings for its inquiry into vegetation and land management relating to bushfires.

Its first hearing will be held in Canberra on Wednesday 12 February 2020 with representatives from CSIRO, to discuss the science and research behind bushfire behaviour, and activities such as hazard reduction burning, clearing and land rehabilitation.

The Committee continues to welcome public submissions to the inquiry, due by 31 March 2020.

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Time: 10:15am to 11:00am
Location: Committee Room 2R2, Parliament House, Canberra

The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.

The Committee intends to hold public hearings at various locations, which will be announced in due course on the inquiry website. Further information about the inquiry can also be found on the website.

Media inquiries

Mr Ted O’Brien MP (Fairfax, Qld), Committee Chair
Media Advisor: 0401 257 064

For background information

House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy
(02) 6277 4580
environment.reps@aph.gov.au

Interested members of the public may wish to track the committee via its website. Click on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner and use the forms to login to My Parliament or to register for a My Parliament account.

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