Inquiry into the strategic effectiveness and outcomes of Australia's aid program in the Indo Pacific and its role in supporting our regional interests

On Wednesday, 28 March 2018 the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on the strategic effectiveness and outcomes of Australia’s aid program in the Indo-Pacific and its role in supporting Australia's regional interests.


The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference by Friday, 15 June 2018.

The Committee invites foreign governments and overseas-based organisations to make submissions by Friday, 27 July 2018. On line submissions can be made on this page.


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About this inquiry

This inquiry lapsed when the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade ceased to exist at the dissolution of the House of Representatives on Thursday 11 April 2019.

Past Public Hearings

15 Nov 2018: Canberra
04 Sep 2018: Brisbane
10 Aug 2018: Melbourne


Inquiry Status

Inquiry lapsed


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