Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Australia’s Overseas Representation
Terms of Reference
The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade shall examine and report on Australia’s overseas representation, in particular:
- the activities that Australia’s diplomatic posts must undertake;
- their geographic location and spread;
- the appropriate level of staffing, including locally engaged staff; and
- the affect of e-diplomacy and information and communications technology on the activities of diplomatic posts.