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Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

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Opportunities for advancing Australia’s strategic interests through existing regional architecture

A key focus of this inquiry was to examine the suitability of existing regional architecture and country-groupings to address key human security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, including health security, the impacts of climate change, human rights and labour rights.

Funding for public research into foreign policy issues

For the purposes of this inquiry, the Committee accepted a broad definition of both foreign policy, and foreign policy research, in order to explore all the evidence provided. This inquiry report primarily explores the role of government funding of foreign policy research and analysis.

Issues facing diaspora communities in Australia

During the course of this inquiry, a number of organisations emphasised the value of diaspora communities, the contributions they make to Australian society and their potential to positively impact Australia's relationship with their home countries. This report outlines some interesting findings about multicultural Australia.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

The Committee reports on its Inquiry into Australia's relationship with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Proposed comprehensive and progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

This report examines the development of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11), including an overview of the agreement, suspended provisions and the anticipated outcomes and benefits.