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Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No 101
Current version for 28 April 2017 to date (accessed 28 May 2017 at 10:58)
Part 8 Section 129
129   Members of Scientific Committee
(1)  The Scientific Committee is to consist of 11 members appointed by the Minister.
(2)  Of the members of the Scientific Committee:
(a)  two are to be scientists employed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service nominated by the Chief Executive,
(b)  one is to be a scientist employed by a public authority, having expertise in one or more of the areas of study referred to in subsection (3), selected by the Minister,
(b1)  one is to be a scientist who is employed by a public authority that has land management responsibilities and who is selected by the Minister,
(c)  one is to be a scientist nominated by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation,
(d)  one is to be a scientist employed and nominated by the Australian Museum Trust,
(e)  one is to be a scientist employed and nominated by the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust,
(f)  one is to be a scientist nominated by the Ecological Society of Australia,
(g)  one is to be a scientist nominated by the Entomological Society of Australia,
(h)  one is to be a scientist who is employed by a tertiary educational institution and who is selected by the Minister,
(i)  one is to be a scientist having expertise in agricultural science and natural resource management who is selected by the Minister.
(3)  A person appointed as a member of the Scientific Committee is to have expertise in one or more of the following areas of study:
(a)  vertebrate biology,
(b)  invertebrate biology,
(c)  plant biology,
(d)  terrestrial ecology,
(e)  plant community ecology,
(f)  limnology,
(g)  aquatic biology,
(h)  genetics of small populations,
(i)  population dynamics (including population viability analysis or evolutionary ecology).
(4)  If the person or body responsible for nominating a member of the Scientific Committee under this section (the nominating body) fails to submit a nomination to the Minister, within such time and in such manner as may be specified by the Minister by notice in writing to the nominating body, the Minister:
(a)  may seek a nomination from any other person or body that the Minister considers to be a suitable substitute for the nominating body, and
(b)  may appoint any scientist nominated, or employed and nominated, by that other person or body as a member of the Scientific Committee, in place of a scientist nominated, or employed and nominated, by the nominating body.