Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Inquiry into Australia's Relationship with the Countries of Africa
On 21 October 2009, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Stephen Smith MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on Australia's Relationship with the Countries of Africa.
On 22 November 2010, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, re-referred the Inquiry into Australia's Relationship with the Countries of Africa, under the same terms of reference as the original inquiry.
A Sub-Committee was formed for this inquiry. Members are:
Senator Michael Forshaw (Chair)
Mrs Joanna Gash MP (Deputy Chair)
Senator Mark Bishop
Senator the Hon. Alan Ferguson
Senator Mark Furner
Senator the Hon. Ian Macdonald
Senator Claire Moore
Senator Russell Trood
Ms Gai Brodtmann MP
Mr Nick Champion MP
The Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP
The Hon. Alan Griffin MP
Dr Denis Jensen MP
The Hon John Murphy MP
Ms Melissa Parke MP
Mr Stuart Robert MP
The Hon Philip Ruddock MP
The Hon. Bruce Scott MP
The Hon. Dr Sharman Stone MP
The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference. Please refer to our brochure called preparing a submission for more information.
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Terms of reference