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Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No 101
Current version for 26 May 2017 to date (accessed 23 June 2017 at 00:12)
Part 8 Section 128A
128A   Functions of Scientific Committee
(1)  The Scientific Committee has the functions conferred or imposed on it by or under this or any other Act or law.
(2)  The principal functions of the Scientific Committee are as follows:
(a)  to determine which species are to be listed under this Act as threatened species,
(b)  to determine which populations are to be listed under this Act as endangered populations and to advise the Chief Executive on the identification of their critical habitat,
(c)  to determine which ecological communities are to be listed under this Act as endangered, critically endangered or vulnerable ecological communities and to advise the Chief Executive on the identification of their critical habitat,
(d)  to determine which threatening processes are to be listed under this Act as key threatening processes,
(e)  to review draft joint management agreements and the performance of parties under executed joint management agreements,
(f)  to advise the Chief Executive on the exercise of the Chief Executive’s functions under this Act,
(g)  to advise the Minister and the NRC on any matter relating to the conservation of threatened species, populations or ecological communities that is referred to the Committee by the Minister or that the Committee considers appropriate.
(3)  The Scientific Committee may, in the exercise of its functions, make use of consultants or obtain assistance or advice from other persons.