Appendix 1: The Committee and their terms of reference

Independent report to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Beeton RJS (Bob), Buckley Kristal I, Jones Gary J, Morgan Denise, Reichelt Russell E, Trewin Dennis
(2006 Australian State of the Environment Committee), 2006

Appendix 1: The Committee and their terms of reference

2006 Australian State of the Environment Committee

Associate Professor Bob Beeton (chair), School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, University of Queensland

Ms Kristal Buckley, consultant and Vice-President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites

Professor Gary Jones, Chief Executive Officer e-Water CRC

Ms Denise Morgan, Senior Town Planning Consultant, HASSELL

Professor Russell Reichelt, Managing Director of the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre

Mr Dennis Trewin, Australian Statistician and head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Mr Geoff Gorrie, chair National Land and Water Resources Audit Advisory Council (observer from 7 October 2005)

Mr Mark Hyman (ex-officio) Assistant Secretary, Environment Protection Branch, Department of the Environment and Heritage (until 27 October 2005)

Mr Sean Sullivan (ex-officio) Assistant Secretary, Environment Research and Information Branch, Department of the Environment and Heritage (since 28 October 2005)

Ms Jenny Boshier (ex-officio) Director, Environment and Sustainability Reporting Section, Department of the Environment and Heritage

Terms of reference for the Committee

  • Oversee the preparation of the SoE2006 report to ensure its independence, credibility and quality of work
  • Determine the findings of the report based on the information collected for each of the SoE themes and strategic issues
  • Assist the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, on request, in the initial promotion of the SoE2006 findings
  • Advise the Minister of progress with the preparation of the report from time to time

Reviewers of the SoE2006 report

Dr Robin Batterham, Office of the Chief Technologist, Rio Tinto, Melbourne, Victoria

Mr Michael Kennedy, Campaign Director, Humane Society International, Avalon, New South Wales

Professor Michael Keniger, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland

Professor Helene Marsh, Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Graduate Research School, James Cook University, Townville, Queensland

Dr Alan F Reid AM, consultant, Adelaide, South Australia

Dr Sharon Sullivan AO, Heritage consultant Nymboida, New South Wales

Ms Fiona Wain, Chief Executive Officer, Environment Business Australia, Kingston, Australian Capital Territory

Dr John Williams, John Williams Scientific Services Pty Ltd, Australian Capital Territory

Secretariat

Environment and Sustainability Reporting Section, SoE team

Ms Jenny Boshier, Director

Ms Frankie Seymour

Dr Tharman Saverimuttu

Ms Leigh West

Mr Gary Whatman