Terms of Reference

Issues facing diaspora communities in Australia, with particular reference to:

  1. support offered to diaspora community associations and similar organisations, including government grants and other funding;
  2. safety concerns among diaspora communities, and means for strengthening the protection and resilience of vulnerable groups;
  3. barriers to the full participation of diaspora communities in Australia's democratic and social institutions, and mechanisms for addressing these barriers;
  4. opportunities to strengthen communication and partnerships between government and diaspora communities in Australia; and
  5. any related matters


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

Past Public Hearings

06 Nov 2020: Canberra
02 Nov 2020: Canberra
15 Oct 2020: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed


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