About this inquiry

Opportunities to expand Australia’s multi-million dollar defence industry exports will be the focus of this inquiry to be conducted by the Defence Sub-Committee.

Past Public Hearings

24 Mar 2015: Canberra, ACT
03 Mar 2015: Canberra, ACT
13 Feb 2015: Canberra, ACT


Inquiry Status

Report tabled


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Principles and Practice - Australian Defence Industry and Exports

On Tuesday, 1 December 2015, the Committee tabled its report for the Inquiry into Government Support for Australian Defence Industry Exports

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015 

ISBN 978-1-74366-315-8 (Printed version)
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Preliminary pages
Foreword, Membership of the Committee, Membership of the Committee, Membership of the Defence Sub-Committee, Terms of reference, List of abbreviations, Executive summary, List of recommendations
(PDF 129KB)
Chapter 1: Introduction
(PDF 54KB)
Chapter 2: Australian defence industry
(PDF 292KB)
Chapter 3: Defence industry engagement and assistance (PDF 428KB)
Chapter 4: Export support available in other countries (PDF 215KB)
Chapter 5: Barriers and impediments to the growth of Australia's defence exports (PDF 188KB)
Chapter 6: Operations of the Defence Export Control Office (PDF 350KB)
Appendix A: List of submissions (PDF 39KB)
Appendix B: List of Exhibits (PDF 53KB)
Appendix C: Answers to questions on notice (PDF 34KB)
Appendix D: Witnesses who appeared at public hearings (PDF 62KB)
Appendix E: Extracts of the United Kingdom's 'Defence Industrial Strategy: Defence White Paper' (December 2005) (PDF 10,118KB)
Appendix F: Extracts from 2009 contract between the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence and BVT Surface Fleet Ltd (PDF 807KB)

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