Promoting Australia’s Capital

Issue date: Sunday, 26 March 2023

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The Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories will examine ways to foster and promote the significance of Australia’s National Capital in a new inquiry launched today. 

Committee Chair, Alicia Payne MP, said, “Our National Capital belongs to all Australians, and is a city that all Australians should be proud of. Canberra is home to 500,000 Australians and a destination for millions of visitors every year. It is important that Canberra be equipped to meet the expectations and needs of a city designed to reflect who we are as Australians.

“This inquiry will investigate a range of matters relating to Canberra’s role as the national capital, including how national institutions tell the story of Australia, its importance in reflecting Australia’s culture and values, its role in tourism and sport, and the infrastructure resources required to ensure it continues to play its significant role in the life of our country,” Ms Payne said.

The Committee welcomes submissions from interested individuals, organisations and community groups by 5 May 2023. Further information on the inquiry, including the terms of reference and how to contribute, is available on the Committee’s website.

Media inquiries

Michael Inman
Office of Alicia Payne MP, Committee Chair
0415 955 078

For background information

Committee Secretariat
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