House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Migration

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Inquiry into Multiculturalism in Australia

On 9 February 2011, the Joint Standing Committee on Migration accepted terms of reference from the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen MP, to inquire into the economic, social and cultural impacts of migration and make recommendations to maximise the positive benefits of migration.

The Committee is seeking written submissions from interested persons and organisations preferable sent by email to  The email must include full postal address and contact details.

Alternatively, written submissions may be sent to:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Migration
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

The Committee is continuing to conduct hearings during the first half of 2012, and will accept submissions from individuals and organisations that address the terms of reference. If you have any questions about the Inquiry, please contact the Inquiry Secretary on (02) 6277 4560 or (02) 6277 2300.

The Committee can only accept submissions in English. For more information about making a submission to this inquiry, please visit our Submissions page.

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