Terms of Reference

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities will inquire into and report on procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure and the potential to enhance the sovereign capability of the Australian industry, with particular reference to:

a.      existing infrastructure pipelines and related supply requirements

b.      challenges and opportunities with existing procurement practices, including frameworks, standards, rules and norms, and intersections between tiers of government and the private sector

c.       challenges and opportunities to enhance Australia’s sovereign industry capability, including for Australian owned businesses

d.      lessons from other Australian jurisdictions and other portfolio areas, including Defence’s industry capability approaches

e.      how Australia can balance its international obligations with maximising local content opportunities, including by leveraging foreign direct investment

f.        alternative procurement models, including reference to international examples

g.       other relevant matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2352
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