About this committee

The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade portfolio coverage includes Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade and Veterans' Affairs. 

Track Committee

2016-2017 Budget Estimates

The 2016-2017 Budget Estimates hearings were held on Thursday, 5 May and Friday, 6 May 2016.

Portfolio Coverage

  • Defence (including Veterans' Affairs)
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade

Previous Estimates

Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade

At the dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 for a general election on 2 July 2016, the parliamentary committees of the 44th Parliament ceased to exist. Therefore inquiries that were not completed have lapsed and submissions cannot be received.  However, information about the inquiries is still available on this website. 

Information on committees for the 45th Parliament will be presented here as soon as it is available.    

Current Inquiries

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
fadt.sen@aph.gov.au