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Committee to hear from Government and Civil Society Groups on national security risks affecting Australian higher education and research sector

Issue date: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing this week for its Inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector.

Public hearing details

Thursday, 11 March 2021
10.15 am–4.15 pm (AEDT)
Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

A program for the hearing can be found on the committee’s website.

Committee Chair Senator James Paterson stated ‘This first hearing will focus on the concerns held about national security risks in the higher education and research sector and will set the scene for the Committee’s further considerations of possible policy solutions to these problems.’

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, teleconference and video conference facilities may be used to connect witnesses to Committee Members. The hearings will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.

Media enquiries

Chair, Senator James Paterson via Sophie McKendry, Media Advisor on 0451 007 915 or Sophie.McKendry@aph.gov.au.

Background information

Committee Secretariat, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, (02) 6277 2360 or pjcis@aph.gov.au.

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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