Regional tourism and international education in the spotlight

Issue date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023

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The Trade Subcommittee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will hold a public hearing today at the Gold Coast for its inquiry into Australia’s tourism and international education sectors.

The Subcommittee will hear evidence from the international education sector including higher education, ELICOS and VET representatives as well as from an international student tour business. Gold Coast tourism and events organisations will provide evidence to the Subcommittee as well as the Queensland Department of Tourism and the Queensland Tourism Industry Council.

The Chair of the Trade Subcommittee, Senator Deborah O’Neill commented, ‘The public hearing on the Gold Coast will take the committee away from capital cities and shift the focus to tourism and international education sectors in regional locations.’

Senator O’Neill noted the importance of ‘hearing from regional and non-capital city voices as these experiences and needs may vary from capital city counterparts’.

Further information about the inquiry and program, are available on the inquiry webpage.

Public hearings details

Gold Coast
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Venue: Anna Rose Room, TAFE Queensland Robina Campus, 94 Laver Drive, Robina
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm (AEST)

Media inquiries

Amelia Dalton, Chief of Staff, Senator Deborah O’Neill (Senator for New South Wales; Chair, Trade Subcommittee)
0419 211 321

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2313

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