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.