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About this inquiry

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration will inquire and report on migration in regional Australia.
Track Inquiry

Upcoming Public Hearings

31 Mar 2020: Via Teleconference
20 Apr 2020:
21 Apr 2020:

Past Public Hearings

19 Mar 2020: Via Teleconference
26 Feb 2020: Canberra
12 Feb 2020: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions


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Inquiry into migration in regional Australia

On Tuesday, 12 August 2019 the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon David Coleman MP, asked the Joint Standing Committee on Migration to inquire into and report on migration in regional Australia.

On 25 March 2020, the Committee suspended the inquiry. This decision was made in light of COVID-19 and the economic impacts of the public health situation potentially changing the needs of regional communities. The future course of this inquiry will be reconsidered later in 2020, and further information will appear on the website in due course. The Committee sincerely thanks everyone who has contributed to the inquiry so far, and will keep them informed of future decisions.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Migration
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4560
Fax: +61 2 6277 4844