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Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Inquiry into Australia’s Overseas Representation

On Tuesday, 13 September 2011, the Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Dr Craig Emerson MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on Australia’s overseas representation.

The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference by Wednesday 30 November 2011 . Please refer to our brochure called preparing a submission for more information.

In order to facilitate electronic publishing of submissions, the Committee would prefer them to be emailed to or sent on disk or CD-ROM to the Committee Secretariat in Microsoft Word® or Portable Document Format (PDF).

Terms of reference


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