Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia

The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee has commenced an inquiry into the development of Northern Australia. The Committee has been tasked with the important role of helping to define the future of Australia’s North—a region vital to the economic future of the nation.

The Committee invited interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference. The deadline for submissions was extended until, Friday, 14th March 2014.

The Committee tabled an Interim Report on 16 June 2014.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4162

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About this inquiry

The Committee will consider policies for developing the parts of Australia which lie north of the Tropic of Capricorn, spanning Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.

Past Public Hearings

07 Apr 2014: Perth, WA
08 Apr 2014: Tom Price, WA
09 Apr 2014: Karratha, WA


Inquiry Status

Hearings Underway


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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