Have your say

Have your Say!

ESA is keen to hear from any members interested in supporting the public liaison group in preparing comments on similar policy papers or coordinating comments or preparing position papers on issues relating to their field of research. This is a critical way of communicating ecological issues and impacts to policy makers and for your Society being heard as a central and credible ecological voice. Contact Vice President - Member communications or Executive Officer for more details on how you can get involved and keep your eye on the ESA webpage for opportunities to comment and have your say.

Current submissions

The 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap Capability Issues Paper is now available here to view and download.

Past submissions

House of Representatives Parliamentary Inquiry into Biodiversity in a Changing Climate


Following the submission below, ESA was invited to attend a public hearing interview on March 28, 2012. ESA President Kris French attended on the Society's behalf. Read her summary of the hearing.  We thank Kris for her time and effort in representing ESA.

Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s Biodiversity

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Environment and the Arts is conducting an inquiry into Australia’s biodiversity in a changing climate and sought input from ESA on the proposed terms of reference.

The Society’s response was coordinated by a working group of ESA members. We sincerely thank this group for giving their time and expertise to this role, and also thank those members who submitted comment to the group for consideration.

The original terms of reference as proposed are attached at the bottom of this page.

The final report submitted on Thursday July 28.

Draft National Biodiversity Strategy 2010-2020

The federal government recently sent out a call for comment on the draft National Biodiversity Strategy. ESA submitted a detailed response following consultation with members. ESA's final submission is attached at the bottom of the page.