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  • Public hearings - National Redress Scheme

    The Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme will begin public hearings this week, helping to shape the recommendations to be made in its Second Interim Report.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 24 September 2020


  • Cats inquiry pounces on more evidence

    Perspectives from local governments will be heard on Friday, along with bodies representing conservation, natural resource management and farming, as the House of Representatives Environment and Energy Committee conducts another public hearing for its inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 24 September 2020


  • AFP Counter-Terrorism Powers to be discussed

    A parliamentary inquiry into the counter-terrorism powers held by the Australian Federal Police will hear evidence from the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission at a hearing this week.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 24 September 2020


  • Public hearing on counter-terrorism ‘declared areas’

    A parliamentary inquiry on laws restricting entry to high-risk terrorism zones will hear evidence from the Law Council of Australia, the Australian Human Rights Commission and other expert government witnesses today.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 22 September 2020


  • Hearings continue into food insecurity in remote Indigenous communities

    The inquiry into food pricing and food security in remote Indigenous communities is holding a further public hearing on Wednesday 23 September.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 21 September 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry ‘visits’ WA

    Issues with travel to Western Australia can’t stop the parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge, with the Northern Australia Committee set to virtually go West next week to speak to Western Australian stakeholders.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 18 September 2020


  • Parliamentary inquiry to hear from organisations on the front line of combatting domestic and family violence

    The parliamentary inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence will hear this week from organisations on the front line of dealing with this important national challenge.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 16 September 2020


  • Parliament to look at two treaties with Hong Kong

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will hold an inquiry into the suspension of the extradition treaty and the mutual legal assistance treaty between Australia and Hong Kong.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 16 September 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry to question BHP

    The parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge will continue tomorrow with a public hearing featuring BHP.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 16 September 2020


  • PJCIS to review re-listing Islamic State East Asia as a terrorist organisation

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review of the re-listing of Islamic State East Asia (ISEA) as a terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020


  • Committee recommends changes to address backpacker shortage

    The Joint Standing Committee on Migration has today tabled an interim report on its inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020


  • COVID-19 inquiry to examine defence and development issues

    A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations will conclude its program of public hearings with two days of hearings on the 15th and 16th of September. The first day will focus on international affairs, defence and maritime issues, while the second will focus on international development aid.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 14 September 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry – statement on Rio Tinto resignations

    The Northern Australia Committee has welcomed news of the resignations of senior Rio Tinto executives in the wake of the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 11 September 2020


  • Connecting Australia’s cities and regions by rail

    Infrastructure investment approaches and international lessons are on the agenda for the videoconference public hearing on Monday, 14 September for the inquiry into options for financing faster rail.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 11 September 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry continues

    Despite having to postpone its planned visit to Western Australia because of difficulties associated with interstate travel and the Western Australian Government’s recent changes to its quarantine directions, the Northern Australia Committee remains determined to pursue its inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 10 September 2020


  • Strengthening Australia’s Pacific relationships— The importance of Australian media in the Pacific

    The Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will today hold a public hearing with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and prominent Pacific region journalists for the inquiry into strengthening Australia’s relationships in the Pacific.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 10 September 2020