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  • Pacific relationships: judicial capacity building, population displacement risk and accessing Australian TV programs

    An inquiry into strengthening Australia’s relationships in the Pacific island region to meet current and emerging opportunities and risks will tomorrow discuss strengthening governance frameworks, explore planning for population displacement threats and hear about the 2020 roll-out of the PacificAus TV initiative in the region.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 2 December 2020


  • Pacific inquiry to discuss long-term solutions amid the current crisis

    An inquiry into strengthening Australia’s relationships in the Pacific region to meet current and emerging opportunities and risks will tomorrow hear evidence of the almost ‘miraculous’ lack of Covid-19 cases in the Pacific islands. These Covid-free islands have, however, not been spared from the severe economic impacts of the global pandemic.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020


  • Strengthening Australia’s Pacific relationships— The importance of Australian media in the Pacific

    The Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will today hold a public hearing with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and prominent Pacific region journalists for the inquiry into strengthening Australia’s relationships in the Pacific.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 10 September 2020


  • Parliament hosts roundtable on the Pacific

    Diplomatic representatives from Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Kingdom of Tonga, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, New Zealand, and Kiribati will meet tomorrow with members of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade for a roundtable discussion on the topics of Pacific trade, aid and defence.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 3 September 2020


  • Strengthening Australia’s Pacific relationships — Pacific Step-up policy and COVID-19 partnerships recovery

    The Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will today hold a public hearing with the two lead federal departments for the inquiry into strengthening Australia’s relationships in the Pacific.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 3 September 2020


  • Australia’s relationships with the Pacific Islands — Roundtable hearings in Canberra

    The Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will tomorrow hold its first roundtable public hearing for the inquiry into strengthening Australia’s relationships with the Pacific Islands.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020


  • Strengthening Australia’s relationships with the Pacific Islands

    The Parliament’s Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has launched a new inquiry into strengthening Australia’s relationships with Pacific region countries to meet current and emerging opportunities and challenges facing the region.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 18 February 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 shall examine the conditions necessary to strengthen Australia's relationships with the countries of the Pacific region to meet current and emerging opportunities and risks facing the region

     

    Track Inquiry

    Past Public Hearings

    21 Oct 2021:
    03 Dec 2020: Canberra
    12 Nov 2020: Canberra

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    Inquiry Status

    Submissions Closed

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