Committee to visit Norfolk Island

Issue date: Wednesday, 8 March 2023

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The Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories will visit Norfolk Island from 3 to 5 April 2023.

The Committee will hold meetings with the local community to inform its inquiry into local governance on Norfolk Island. Alicia Payne MP, Committee Chair, said, “As we take the next steps towards restoring local democracy, the Committee wants to hear directly from the Norfolk Island community about what they think will work best for them.

“The Committee is looking forward to meeting and talking with Norfolk Islanders, and undertaking site visits on the island,” Ms Payne said. “There will be a number of opportunities for people to meet the Committee and share their views on the matters listed in the terms of reference, including public hearings, private meetings and opportunities to connect virtually if community members prefer. Anyone who would like to contribute to the inquiry should contact the secretariat as soon as possible and we will do our best to facilitate your preferred method of engagement.”

Written submissions to the inquiry will remain open until 24 March 2023. Further information on the inquiry, including the terms of reference and how to participate, is available on the Committee’s website.

Media inquiries

Hamish McLennan
Office of Alicia Payne MP, Committee Chair
0421 276 788

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4355

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 this Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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