Progress Report

Australia’s engagement in Afghanistan

10 December 2021

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On 26 August 2021, the Senate referred Australia’s engagement in Afghanistan to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (the Committee). The Committee is due to present an interim report on 10 December 2021 and a final report by the first parliamentary sitting week in February 2022.

To date the committee has received 66 submissions and conducted three public hearings on 11 October, 8 and 15 November 2021.

The committee requests an extension of time for the interim report until 17 December 2021 to allow it to consider the evidence received and conclude its deliberations.


Yours sincerely
Senator Kimberley Kitching

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535

Past Public Hearings

02 Feb 2022: Canberra
15 Nov 2021: Canberra
08 Nov 2021: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed


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