About the application
The Department of the Environment and Energy has received an application and draft assessment report under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) to include the tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) on the Live Import List.
The report has been prepared against the standard terms of reference and assesses the suitability of this species for importation into Australia.
How can I get involved
Comments are invited on the draft report. It is available for public comment for 35 business days, closing on Friday 12 April 2019.
Read the report
Draft assessment report on the import of Hymenolepis diminuta (a Tapeworm) for personal use as a macrobiotic organism, used for biome restoration purposes (PDF - 181.75 KB)
Draft assessment report on the import of Hymenolepis diminuta (a Tapeworm) for personal use as a macrobiotic organism, used for biome restoration purposes (DOCX - 38.65 KB)
Send your comments
All comments received will be provided to the applicant to address in finalising the assessment report. Any relevant information provided will be considered by the Department prior to briefing the Minister.
Finalised risk assessment reports may be published on the Department’s website. Comments received during this consultation process may be used and referenced in the final report. Comments will be attributed to organisations, not to individuals. If you wish your comments to remain confidential, you should clearly mark the relevant part(s) of your comments as ‘confidential’.
If it is not possible to meet the deadline, please contact the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forward any written comments to:
Environmental Biosecurity Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.
The draft assessment report has been prepared by the applicant and is being circulated for public comment in compliance with section 303EF (2b) of the EPBC Act. The views and opinions expressed in the report are those of the applicant and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government or the Minister for the Environment.