Public hearings commence for the inquiry into Australia’s National Capital

Issue date: Monday, 19 June 2023

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The Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories is holding its first public hearing for its inquiry into fostering and promoting the significance of Australia’s National Capital.

Ms Alicia Payne MP, Committee Chair said, “the Committee has received over 40 submissions to its inquiry which focus on key themes that aim to ensure the nation’s capital can meet the expectations and needs of its residents and visitors. These themes include current and future infrastructure and facilities, transportation and connectivity, national institutions, and a range of local and community interests and activities”.

“The Committee is looking forward to meeting with stakeholders to discuss the many issues raised in these submissions”, Ms Payne said.

Details of future public hearings will be posted on the Committee website when available. More information on the inquiry, including the full terms of reference can be found on the Committee website.

Public hearing details

Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2023
Time: 12:15pm (AEST) to 1:15pm
Location: Parliament House, Canberra

12:15pm –12:45pm: National Rugby League
12:45pm –1:15pm: Cricket ACT
1:15PM: Close

The hearing will be broadcast live at

Media inquiries

Hamish McIennan
Office of Alicia Payne MP, Committee Chair
(02) 6277 4168

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

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