Terms of Reference

Inquiry into strengthening Australia’s relationships with countries in the Pacific Region

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.

 

The Committee shall have particular regard to:

 

1. The implementation of Australia's Pacific Step-up as a whole-of­-government effort to deepen and coordinate Australia's Pacific initiatives;

 

2. Exploring prospects to strengthen and broaden Australian engagement in the Pacific Step-up, through non-government and community-based linkages, and leveraging interest groups such as the Pacific diaspora;

 

3. Measures to ensure Step-up initiatives reflect the priority needs of the governments and people of Pacific island countries.

 

 


Committee Secretariat contact:

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

03 Dec 2020: Canberra
12 Nov 2020: Canberra
17 Sep 2020: Canberra

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