Progress Report No. 1

Implementation of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012

27 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-881-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 2112KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 222KB)
Chapter 1 - Terms of the Inquiry (PDF 153KB)

Committee's previous reports—background
Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
First report—ongoing scrutiny

Chapter 2 - Submissions and issues (PDF 212KB)

Issues identified during committee's original inquiry
Defence's actions
   Strengthened Export Controls Steering Group
   New IT system—Defence Export Controls Office
Defence Trade Controls Regulations 2013

Chapter 3 - Conclusion and recommendations (PDF 20KB)


Additional Comments by Senator Scott Ludlam - Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia (PDF 75KB)
Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 4KB)
Appendix 2 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 62KB)
Appendix 3 -  Additional information – letter from Minister for Defence (PDF 1396KB)

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

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About this inquiry

During the 24 month transition period for the Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011, the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee is conducting a six-monthly examination of progress of the implementation of the provisions of the bill and report to the Senate.

Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


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