Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories


Telling Australia's story - and why it's important: report on the inquiry into Canberra's national institutions

This report reflects the outcomes of the inquiry into Canberra’s national institutions, which examined their strategic value, their engagement with the Australian people, and their governance and resourcing challenges.

Commonwealth approvals for ACT light rail

The Light Rail Stage 2 project passes through and adjacent to a number of key cultural and heritage sites and, like all projects and proposals in these areas, must be consistent with the legal requirements imposed by the National Capital Plan. The committee is concerned...

Maintaining Australia's national interests in Antarctica: Inquiry into Australia's Antarctic Territory

This report’s recommendations provide the Australian government with an opportunity to strengthen its work with respect to Antarctica and build on already impressive foundations.

Same country: different world - the future of Norfolk Island

Examines the prospects for economic development in the wake of a marked decline in tourist visitors, a serious budget deficit, and ongoing financial management concerns. Introduction An Inquiry into the economic development of Norfolk Island with particular reference to: - redressing barriers to tourism, with...