Terms of Reference

Inquiry into Australian Expatriates

Terms of Reference

(a) the extent of the Australian diaspora;

(b) the variety of factors driving more Australians to live overseas;

(c) the costs, benefits and opportunities presented by the phenomenon;

(d) the needs and concerns of overseas Australians;

(e) the measures taken by other comparable countries to respond to the needs of their expatriates; and

(f) ways in which Australia could better use its expatriates to promote our economic, social and cultural interests.