Terms of Reference

The Committee will inquire into and report on the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Territories, with regard to:

  • the changing regional security environment and security contingencies;
  • defence capability in the territories and associated infrastructure development;
  • the scope of maritime, air and other cooperation with Indo-Pacific partners; and
  • impacts on local communities.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4355
Fax: +61 2 6277 8463

About this inquiry

The Committee will inquire into and report on the Strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Territories.

Past Public Hearings

05 Apr 2017: West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
05 Apr 2017: Home Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
04 Apr 2017: Christmas Island


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed


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