Monday, 26 February 2018
CHAIR: We now move to program 1.4, Conservation of Australia's heritage and the environment. As noted, we'll start with wombats.
Senator RHIANNON: I understand that in 2016 the southern hairy-nosed wombat's IUCN listing was changed from 'least concern' to 'near-threatened'. I understand that it is legal to kill wombats by bulldozing their burrows. Considering the IUCN listing, are you monitoring the status of wombats, particularly in the South Australian area?