About this inquiry

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade initiated under its annual report powers an inquiry into the elimination and remediation of PFAS-related impacts in and around defence bases.

Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

10 Feb 2020: Canberra, ACT
02 Dec 2019: Canberra
25 Nov 2019: Canberra

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Inquiry Status



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Media Releases

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  • PFAS and the health opinion

    The PFAS Sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) will today ask the Department of Health about PFAS and its potential impacts on human health.

    Media release issue date: Sunday, 23 February 2020


  • PFAS in the environment

    On Monday 10 February, the PFAS Sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will begin the new parliamentary year with questions about Government action on safety frameworks for PFAS in the environment.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 7 February 2020


  • PFAS remediation and health—first report

    Today the PFAS Sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) tabled the first report of its inquiry into PFAS remediation in and around Defence bases.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 20 December 2019


  • PFAS remediation work in the spotlight

    On Monday 2 December 2019, the PFAS Sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) will hear from the Department of Defence about the effectiveness of its National PFAS Investigation and Management Program.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 29 November 2019


  • PFAS Health Study continues

    On Monday 25 November, the PFAS Sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) will hold the first public hearing for its inquiry into the Department of Defence’s remediation of per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination on defence bases.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 22 November 2019


  • Ongoing review of PFAS remediation work

    Over the 46th Parliament, the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will undertake a watching brief of government action on per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) harms and their remediation.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 21 October 2019





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

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

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