Terms of Reference

The contribution of government funding for public research into current and emerging foreign policy issues affecting Australia, with a focus on our key interests in the Indo-Pacific, including examining:

  1. current funding by Australian Government departments and agencies in this area;
  2. the quality and diversity of publicly funded think tanks focused on foreign policy;
  3. ways of enhancing greater public understanding of foreign policy issues;
  4. how the Australian Government involves states, business, civil society, unions, universities, think tanks, diasporas and the wider community in developing and implementing foreign policy;
  5. strategies the Australian Government should adopt to build the knowledge needed to support more effective future foreign policy; and
  6. any related issues

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