B. Hearings

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 - Canberra


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Mr Ridwaan Jadwat, First Assistant Secretary, Southeast Asia Division
Ms Kirsten Hambly, Director, Myanmar Section, Southeast Asia Division
Department of Defence
Mr Hugh Jeffrey, First Assistant Secretary, International Policy Division
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Ms Sally-Ann Watts, Acting Deputy CEO, Global Client Services
Ms Lynne Ashpole, Acting General Manager, Government
Mr Jeff Turner, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Yangon

Diaspora, community groups and individuals

Anti-Myanmar Dictatorship Network Australia
Mr Kyaw Soemoe, Convenor
Mr Ko Saulsman, Community Leader

Australia Chin Communities’ Council
Mr Simon Sang Hre, Executive Director
Mr James Tuang, Secretary
Australian Karen Organisation
Mr Saw Lwin Oo, National President
Burmese Community Development and Collaboration
Mrs Sophia Sarkis
Dr Tun Aung Shwe, Founding Member; Country Director, Football United in Myanmar; Member, Anti-Myanmar Military Dictatorship Network
Global Movement for Myanmar Democracy
Ms Mary Aung, Australia Advocacy Representative
Ms April Khaing, Australian Delegate
Private capacity
Ms Barbara Taylor
Ms Melinda Tun

Experts, academics and NGOs (Group 1)

Human Rights Watch
Ms Elaine Pearson, Australia Director
Ms Manny Maung, Myanmar Researcher
Lowy Institute
Mr Ben Bland, Director, Southeast Asia Program
Mr Hervé Lemahieu, Director, Power and Diplomacy Program
Australian Myanmar Institute
Mr Christopher Lamb, President
Private capacity
Mr Nicholas Coppel
Mr Christopher Sidoti

Experts, academics and NGOs (Group 2)

Amnesty International
Mr Joel Mackay
Australian Council of Trade Unions
Ms Michele O’Neil, President
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Dr Rose Skalicky-Klein, Myanmar Country Liaison Officer
Dr Georgina Phillips, Member, Global Emergency Care Committee
A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly, Member, Global Emergency Care Committee and Liaison Representative for Myanmar
International Federation of Journalists – Asia Pacific
Mr James William (Jim) Nolan, Legal Consultant
International Women’s Development Agency
Ms Jen Clark, Program Manager Asia – Leadership, Power and Civic Space
Ms Joanna Pradela, Director, Knowledge Translation and Equality Insights
Myanmar Research Centre at the Australian National University
Dr Charlotte Galloway, Director
Myanmar Research Group at the Australian National University
Ms Nicola Williams
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA
Ms Kate Lee, Executive Officer

Tuesday, 13 May 2021 - Canberra

Department of Home Affairs
Mr David Wilden – First Assistant Secretary Refugee, Humanitarian & Settlement
Mr Michael Willard – First Assistant Secretary Immigration Programs
Ms Louise Bechtel – Acting First Assistant Secretary International Policy
Mr Anthony Coles – First Assistant Secretary Law Enforcement Policy
Mr Ky Blackman – Assistant Secretary, Asia
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ms Lynda Worthaisong – Assistant Secretary, Southeast Asia Mainland Branch
Ms Kirsten Hambly – Director, Myanmar Section
Ms Amber Cernovs – Acting Director, Myanmar Taskforce Development Section
Ms Suzanne McCourt – Assistant Secretary, Sanctions Crime and Sea Law Branch
Ms Julia Thwaite – Director, Sanctions Policy
Department of Defence
Mr David Lewis, Assistant Secretary Southeast Asia, International Policy Division

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