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Species Technical Committee Assessment Report 27 March 2019

At its meeting on 27th March 2019 the Species Technical Committee finalised assessments for 7 Queensland species. The following species’ conservation class recommendations were provided to the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science, and Minister for the Arts status under the Nature Conservation Act (1992).

Fauna

Species

Current Listing Status

Recommendation

Assessment lead/request

Lerista allanae

Allan’s lerista, Allan’s burrowing lerista

EPBC – Endangered

NCA – Endangered

STC – Endangered.

Refer assessment to Commonwealth Government

Queensland Government

Pteropus conspicillatus

Spectacled flying-fox

EPBC – Vulnerable NC Act – Vulnerable

TSSC – Endangered

STC – Endangered

Commonwealth Government

Bettongia gaimardi gaimardi

Eastern bettong – mainland subspecies

EPBC – Extinct

NC Act – Extinct in the Wild

TSSC – ineligible for listing at species level due to lack of threats to Tasmanian subspecies

STC – Tasmanian subspecies not relevant in Qld. Mainland subspecies currently listed as EW in Qld. Change to Extinct when NC Act amended to create category

Commonwealth Government

Hirundapus caudacutus

White-throated needletail

EPBC – unlisted

NCA – Special Least Concern

TSSC – Vulnerable STC – Vulnerable

Commonwealth Government

Flora

Species

Current Listing Status

Recommendation

Assessment lead/request

Rhodamnia rubescens

Scrub turpentine

EPBC – unlisted

NCA – Least Concern

NSW – unlisted

NSW – Critically Endangered

STC – Critically Endangered when NC Act amended to create category

NSW Government

Rhodomyrtus psidioides

Native guava

EPBC – unlisted

NCA – Least Concern

NSW – unlisted

NSW – Critically Endangered

STC – Critically Endangered when NC Act amended to create category

NSW Government

Chalcites osculans

Black-eared cuckoo (Gould 1847 Cuculidae)

EPBC – unlisted

NCA – Least Concern

NSW – unlisted

NSW – Data Deficient

STC – Least Concern. NC Act does not contain the Data Deficient category

NSW Government