Australia's engagement in Afghanistan: final report

April 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-360-9

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Committee Members

List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Referral and conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report

Chapter 2—Political, security and human rights situation and diplomatic engagement

  Political situation in Afghanistan
  Australia’s diplomatic engagement

Chapter 3—Humanitarian situation

  Afghanistan’s humanitarian and economic crises

Chapter 4—Visa programs and processing

  Australian citizens, permanent residents and visa holders in Afghanistan
  Visa applications, grants and processing times for Afghan nationals
  Submitter and witness comments on humanitarian and other visa programs

Chapter 5—Settlement programs and services

  Overview of settlement services and recent government announcements
  Experience of HSP providers assisting Afghan evacuees

Chapter 6—Veterans' support and wellbeing

Chapter 7—Conclusions and recommendations

  Political, security and human rights situation and diplomatic engagement
  Humanitarian and economic situation in Afghanistan
  Australia’s visa programs and visa processing issues
  Settlement programs and services for Afghan arrivals
  Veterans’ support and wellbeing

Australian Greens additional comments

Appendix 1—Submissions, tabled documents, additional information and answers to questions on notice

Appendix 2—Public hearings and witnesses

Appendix 3—Recommendations from interim report

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