Terms of Reference

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.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3547

Past Public Hearings

24 Aug 2023: Kununurra
22 Aug 2023: Broome
14 Aug 2023: Weipa


Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


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