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  • Report on the COVID-19 pandemic’s implications for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade

    Federal Parliament is releasing the report of its inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade policy.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 8 December 2020


  • COVID-19 inquiry to examine defence and development issues

    A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations will conclude its program of public hearings with two days of hearings on the 15th and 16th of September. The first day will focus on international affairs, defence and maritime issues, while the second will focus on international development aid.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 14 September 2020


  • Industry Department and Foreign Affairs to appear before COVID-19 inquiry

    A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations will hear from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in two separate public hearings this week.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 31 August 2020


  • COVID-19 inquiry to hear from Department of Finance

    A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations will hear from the Department of Finance.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 24 August 2020


  • COVID-19 inquiry to hear from Department of Health

    A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations will hear from the Department of Health.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020


  • Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation to appear before COVID-19 inquiry

    A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations will hear from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) at its next public hearing.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 10 August 2020


  • CSIRO to appear before COVID-19 inquiry

    Witnesses from CSIRO will give evidence at a public hearing on the organisation’s work in vaccine research, data services and advanced manufacturing capabilities in response to the pandemic. (Hearing time amended to 3.30pm)

    Media release issue date: Monday, 3 August 2020


  • COVID-19 inquiry to examine ports and shipping

    A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations will turn its attention to the pandemic’s impact on Australia’s freight and shipping industries at its next public hearing.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020


  • COVID-19 inquiry to examine health services and supplies

    A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations will turn its attention to public health at its next public hearing.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020


  • COVID-19 inquiry to examine exports

    A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations will turn its attention to Australia’s export sector in a public hearing tomorrow.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020


  • Impact of the COVID pandemic for manufacturing

    How can Australia define and improve its sovereign manufacturing capability to ensure national resilience during unplanned events such as the global pandemic? This is one of the questions to be addressed by the next public hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade’s inquiry into the implications of the pandemic for Australia’s defence, trade and international relations.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 7 July 2020


  • Parliament to examine supply chain resilience and defence and cyber security capability as COVID-19 impacts

    With the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the responsiveness and flexibility of Australian systems and its people, as well as exposing some structural weaknesses, the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee will tomorrow hold a public hearing as part of an inquiry into the resilience of Australia’s supply chains and the impact of COVID-19 on the global rules based order.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 1 July 2020


  • COVID-19, the health sector and Australia’s international relations

    The health system will be the focus of the first public hearing of the inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 22 June 2020


  • Australia’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade policy in a post-pandemic world

    The impact of COVID-19 on lives and livelihoods has been severe around the globe, including Australia. While Australian, State & Territory governments continue to lead the nation into a containment and recovery phase, the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade has today voted to adopt Terms of Reference for an inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade policies.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 13 May 2020





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    Committee Secretary
    Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
    PO Box 6021
    Parliament House
    Canberra ACT 2600

    Phone: +61 2 6277 2313
    Fax: +61 2 6277 2221
    jscfadt@aph.gov.au

    About this inquiry

    The Committee will inquire into the strategic implications of COVID19 for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade.


    Past Public Hearings

    16 Sep 2020: Canberra
    15 Sep 2020: Canberra
    02 Sep 2020: Canberra

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    Inquiry Status

    Submissions Closed

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