The Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia shall inquire into and report on workforce development in Northern Australia, considering the impediments to building the economic and social infrastructure and workforce needed to support economic development, with particular reference to:
a. trends in Northern Australia that influence economic development and industry investment including population growth, economic and business growth, workforce development, infrastructure development, and Indigenous economic participation;
b. impediments to building the economic and social infrastructure required to support industry and business to expand and create regional jobs;
c. challenges to attracting and retaining a skilled workforce across Northern Australia; and
d. empowering and upskilling the local Indigenous population.
The committee will consider evidence from other relevant inquiries including any inquiry into the Northern Australia Cyclone Reinsurance Pool.