Threatened Species Scientific Committee

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
The establishment of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee is provided for under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The EPBC Act also sets out the functions of the Committee. These include advising the Minister on the amendment and updating of lists for threatened species, threatened ecological communities, and key threatening processes together with the approval of conservation advice and the making or adoption of recovery plans and threat abatement plans.

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?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    10

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    John Gorton Building, King Edward Terrace
    Parkes ACT 2600
    Australia

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Prof. Iain Gordon 1 December 2023 30 November 2027
Deputy Chair Dr. Andrew Sheppard 1 December 2023 30 November 2027
Member Dr. Joanna Sumner 1 December 2023 30 November 2027
Member Prof. Carla Catterall 1 December 2023 30 November 2027
Member Assoc. Prof. Rachael Gallagher 1 December 2023 30 November 2026
Member Prof. Samantha Setterfield 1 December 2023 30 November 2027
Member Dr. Michael Klunzinger 1 December 2023 30 November 2027
Member Dr. Neil Byron 1 December 2023 30 November 2027
Member Prof. Stephen van Leeuwen 1 December 2023 30 November 2026
Member Dr. Justine Shaw 1 December 2023 30 November 2027
Member Prof. Graciela Metternicht 1 December 2023 30 November 2027
Member Prof. Colin Simpfendorfer 1 December 2023 30 November 2026
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