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Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No 101
Current version for 14 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 July 2017 at 20:48)
Part 2 Division 3 Section 21
21   Consideration of nomination by Scientific Committee
(1)  The Scientific Committee is to determine priorities for its consideration of nominations every 12 months and in determining those priorities is to have regard to:
(a)  the degree of threat, immediacy of threat, taxonomic distinctiveness and such other matters as the Scientific Committee considers relevant, and
(b)  any advice or recommendations of the Minister or the NRC concerning those priorities.
(1A)  The NRC and the Minister may give advice or make recommendations to the Scientific Committee concerning priorities for the consideration of nominations by the Scientific Committee, and in giving that advice or making those recommendations the NRC and the Minister may consider State-wide issues of concern in biodiversity conservation.
(2)  The Scientific Committee may consider different nominations about the same subject together.
(3)  The Scientific Committee may reject a nomination if:
(a)  the subject of the nomination has already been dealt with, or
(b)  the nomination is vexatious, or
(c)  the nomination is not accompanied by the information prescribed by the regulations, or
(d)  any additional information requested by the Scientific Committee is not provided within the period specified for its provision, or
(e)  any additional information provided is inadequate and does not satisfy the Scientific Committee’s request.
(4)  If the Scientific Committee rejects a nomination, it is to notify the Minister, the NRC, the Chief Executive and the person who made the nomination and is to give reasons for the rejection.
(5)  A person must not deliberately and wilfully make a vexatious nomination of any species, population or ecological community for insertion in or omission from Schedule 1, 1A or 2.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.