Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill 2020 [Provisions] and Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 [Provisions]

November 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76093-135-3

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Committee Members

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Referral of the Bills
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Purpose and scope of the bills
  Consideration by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills

Chapter 2—Key issues

  Policy rationale for the bills
  Constitutional basis of the bill
  Definition of key terms in the bill and breadth of Ministerial discretion
  Impact of the bill on particular types of entities
  Measures to support the implementation of the bills
  Committee views

Dissenting Report from the Australian Labor Party

  Labor Position

Australian Greens Dissenting Report

  Agreements vs. foreign interference
  Concerns about process
  Greens vision
  Conclusion

Appendix 1—Submissions, answers to questions on notice and correspondence

Appendix 2—Public hearings and witnesses

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
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
fadt.sen@aph.gov.au