Trade Subcommittee hears from ASEAN members

Issue date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023

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The Trade Subcommittee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will hold a public hearing in Canberra today for its inquiry into Australia’s tourism and international education sectors. The Subcommittee will be speaking with the Ambassador of Indonesia, the Ambassador of the Philippines, the Ambassador of Vietnam and the High Commissioner of the Republic of Singapore.

The Chair of the Trade Subcommittee, Senator Deborah O’Neill, said, ‘This public hearing is a great opportunity to hear from some of our neighbours about how to further develop and sustain robust people to people links through education and tourism.’

‘ASEAN nations are key trading partners with Australia and through this hearing with some member countries we are presented with the chance to learn about what mutually beneficial arrangements and agreements are available to further draw on these links. The Subcommittee will continue to engage with neighbouring nations to understand how to better enhance existing linkages through education and tourism,’ commented Senator O’Neill.

Further information about the inquiry and program are available on the inquiry webpage. This hearing will be broadcast via the APH website.

Public hearing

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Venue: Committee Room 2S1, Parliament House, Canberra
Time: 9:15am – 10:30am (AEDT)

Media inquiries

Madelaine Renshaw, Senior Adviser, Senator Deborah O’Neill (Senator for New South Wales; Chair, Trade Subcommittee)
Ph: 0431 680 929

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2313

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