Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade


Inquiry into Australia's aid program in the Indo-Pacific: first report

In recent years, changes to Australia's aid program have included an increased focus in the Indo-Pacific region and initiatives in relation to trade and empowering women. This inquiry examined the effectiveness of these changes, considering whether the aid program continues to improve outcomes for Australia’s...

Second interim report: Freedom of religion and belief, the Australian experience

This report examines some of the perceived problems associated with the reconciling of the exercise of freedom of religion with other human rights. It considers solutions and legislative reforms.

From little things big things grow: supporting Australian SMEs go global

This report urges the Australian government to continue including specific small and medium enterprises (SMEs) chapters in trade agreements, as well as introducing a focus on e-commerce in future free trade agreements.

Compassion, not commerce: an inquiry into human organ trafficking and organ transplant tourism

Human organ trafficking is a broad international problem encompassing many countries around the world. The organ trade has evolved and continues to evolve under the influence of forces of demand and supply, as well as changes in national and international regulation and law enforcement.

Hidden in plain sight: An inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia

Slavery is one of the most appalling crimes in human history. Regrettably, the term ‘modern slavery’ reminds us that slavery and slavery-like practices are still prevalent around the world today, including here in Australia.