Comments on this assessment closed 7 May 2021. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Comment on Listing Assessments
Invitation to comment
You are invited to provide your views and supporting reasons in relation to the eligibility of three species for inclusion on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) threatened species list. In order for the EPBC Act list of threatened species to be seen as the authoritative list for the country, it is important that it reflect the true state of the Australian biota. The three species are:
- Litoria littlejohni (Littlejohn’s Tree Frog)
- Litoria watsoni (Watson’s Tree Frog)
- Taudactylus rheophilus (Tinkling Frog)
Anyone may nominate a native species, ecological community or threatening process for listing under the EPBC Act or for a transfer of an item already on the list to a new listing category. The Threatened Species Scientific Committee (the Committee) undertakes the assessment of species to determine eligibility for inclusion in the list of threatened species and provides its recommendation to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment.
How can I get involved?
Read the consultation document
Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions - Littlejohn’s Tree Frog (PDF - 1.47 MB)
Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions - Littlejohn’s Tree Frog (DOCX - 12.21 MB)
Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions - Watson’s Tree Frog (PDF - 6.31 MB)
Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions - Watson’s Tree Frog (DOCX - 11.14 MB)
Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions - Tinkling Frog (PDF - 6.22 MB)
Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions - Tinkling Frog (DOCX - 11.02 MB)
Send your comments
The views of experts, stakeholders and the general public are welcome. Responses can be provided by any interested person.
Responses are required to be submitted by 7 May 2021.
Responses are to be provided in writing either by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to:
Marine and Freshwater Species Conservation Section
Biodiversity Conservation Division
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
PO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Further, the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have agreed to share threatened species assessment documentation (including comments) to ensure that all States and Territories have access to the same documentation when making a decision on the status of a potentially threatened species. This is also known as the ‘common assessment method’. As a result, any personal information that you have provided in connection with your comments may be shared between Commonwealth, State or Territory government entities to assist with their assessment processes.