Agriculture and Water Resources
The Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) undertakes monitoring of locust populations in inland eastern Australia and manages outbreaks that have the potential to inflict significant damage to agriculture in more than one member state as a result of population build-up and migration. The role, responsibilities and accountability of the APLC were formally re-negotiated in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between representatives of the member states' agriculture agencies and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. APLC is jointly funded by the following Governments - Commonwealth (50 per cent), New South Wales (32.5 per cent), Victoria (10 per cent), South Australia (5 per cent) and Queensland (2.5 per cent). Established 01-Jul-1976; current MOU commenced 7/11/2002.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    H. Inter Jurisdictional and International Bodies

  • Established By / Under

    Agreement / Treaty / Council Order

  • Established By/Under More info

    Exchange of letters between Prime Minister and State Premiers with a MOU established between Commonwealth of Australia and member states (NSW, VIC, SA and QLD)

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    6

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes, but not tabled

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    1 July 1974

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