House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Review of the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government Annual Report 2010-11

REPORT: Report on the visit to the Indian Ocean Territories - 21-25 October 2012 |

The Committee is empowered to examine matters contained in Annual Reports standing referred to it in the Speaker's Schedule of Annual Reports tabled in the Parliament.

Public Hearings

There is currently a total of 4 public hearings in the following list.

Canberra: Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Transcript: Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Hearing Program: 28 November 2012 (PDF 60KB)

Christmas Island: Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Transcript: Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Monday, 22 October 2012
Transcript: Monday, 22 October 2012

Lord Howe Island: Monday, 30 April 2012
Transcript: Monday, 30 April 2012


There is currently a total of 6 submissions and 1 supplementary submission listed below:

  1. Cocos Islands Cooperative Society Ltd (PDF 258KB)
  2. Shire of Christmas Island (PDF 420KB)
  3. 2.1 Supplementary to Submission 2
    Shire of Christmas Island (PDF 152KB)

  4. Phosphate Resources Ltd (PDF 99KB)
  5. Christmas Island Tourism Association (PDF 1MB)
  6. Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy (PDF 200KB)
  7. Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (PDF 1.4MB)

Media releases

There is currently a total of 5 media release in the following list.

Thursday 27 June 2013
New vision for Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands (PDF 246KB)

Tuesday 27 November 2012
Committee to discuss issues of the IOTs (PDF 89KB)

Friday 27 April 2012
Committee to attend inaugural Small Islands Forum (PDF 390KB)

Opening Address for Australia's Small Islands Forum, Lord Howe Island: Senator Louise Pratt (Committee Chair)

Monday, 30 April 2012
Opening Address (PDF 670KB)

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