Agriculture, Water and the Environment
The Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC) provides independent, expert scientific advice on coal seam gas and large coal mining proposals as requested by the Australian Government and state government regulators. Additionally, the IESC provides advice to the Australian Government on bioregional assessments and research priorities and projects.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    9 November 2012

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Dr. Andrew Boulton 1 July 2018 30 June 2021
Member Prof. Jenny Davis 1 July 2018 30 June 2021
Member Dr. Roderic Nathan 1 July 2018 30 June 2021
Member Prof. Wendy Timms 14 October 2019 30 June 2023
Member Dr. Catherine Moore 14 October 2019 30 June 2022
Member Prof. Craig Simmons 16 October 2019 30 June 2022
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