First Public Hearing – Inquiry into the Department of Defence Annual Report 2022-23

Issue date: Tuesday, 27 February 2024

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On 27 February 2024, the Defence Subcommittee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will conduct its first public hearing into the Department of Defence Annual Report 2022–23.

The Subcommittee will hear evidence from the Department of Defence on the inquiry’s first focus item: Assistance to Ukraine.

Chair of the Subcommittee, Mr Julian Hill MP, explained “The Department of Defence will kick off this inquiry with a public hearing focussed on Australia’s defence assistance to Ukraine. How Defence is providing support through Operation Kudu and how lethal and non-lethal capabilities are transferred to Ukraine in support of its war effort and sovereignty is of great public interest.”

Further information is available on the Inquiry webpage.

Public Hearing Details

Tuesday, 27 February 2024
5:40pm – 6:30pm (AEDT)
Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House, Canberra

The hearing will be broadcast live at

Media inquiries

Laura Hooper, office of Julian Hill, MP (Member for Bruce; Chair, Defence Subcommittee)
Ph: 03 9791 7770

For background information

Committee Secretariat
Ph: 02 6277 2313

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