Joint Strike Fighter

On 2 December 2015, the Senate referred the following matter to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 May 2016: The planned acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter).  On 17 March 2016, the Senate extended the reporting date for the inquiry to 29 June 2016.

On 9 May 2016 the inquiry lapsed with the dissolution of the Senate and House of Representatives for a general election on 2 July 2016.  

On 13 September 2016 the Senate agreed to re-adopt the inquiry with a reporting date of 13 October 2016.

Submissions and additional information received are available on the inquiry webpage

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

About this inquiry

Inquiry into the planned acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter).

Inquiry Status

Report tabled

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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