Committee to discuss regional migration with local government peak body

Issue date: Tuesday, 26 November 2019

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The Joint Standing Committee on Migration is holding a public hearing for its inquiry into migration in regional Australia on 27 November 2019.

The Committee will hear from the Australian Local Government Association, to discuss local governments’ perspectives on the factors that support successful regional migration and settlement.

“Following the Committee’s first regional hearings in Murray Bridge and Mount Gambier, this presents and excellent opportunity to follow up on the issues raised with the national local government peak body,” said Mr Julian Leeser MP, Committee Chair.

“The Committee heard from migrants, volunteers, and local government on the specific issues in two communities in South Australia, and this hearing will provide a chance to examine regional migration and settlement from a national perspective.”

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday 27 November, 2019
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Committee Room 1R4, Parliament House, Canberra

The hearing will be broadcast at

Further details on the inquiry, including the terms of reference, are available on the inquiry website.

Media inquiries

Annie Phillips
(02) 6277 4826

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4560

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