Home Affairs, DFAT and Defence on Myanmar

Issue date: Monday, 10 May 2021

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The Foreign Affairs and Aid Subcommittee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade is holding the next stage of public hearings into the military coup in Myanmar on Thursday, 13 May 2021.

Representatives from the Department of Home Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Department of Defence will appear to provide detail on the Australian Government’s response to the unfolding crisis.

Chair of the Subcommittee, Dave Sharma MP, said that the submissions from community groups and experts have helped inform Australia’s approach in supporting a cessation of violence and a return to democratic rule in Myanmar.

‘Last month we heard from a wide range of diaspora groups, human rights organisations and leading experts who shed light on the deeply concerning developments in Myanmar. With ASEAN having now assumed a diplomatic role in resolving this crisis, the Subcommittee is keen to hear from Australian government departments about how we can best support ASEAN efforts to restore civilian rule in Myanmar.’

Further information about the inquiry can be found on the Committee’s website.

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday 13 May 2021
Time: 11.00 am to 12.30 pm AEST
Location: Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.

Media enquiries

Ms Natalie Hissey, Office of Mr Dave Sharma MP
02 9327 3988

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2313

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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