Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Report of the Inquiry into the human rights of women and girls in the Pacific
This report examines Australia’s important ongoing role in the Pacific, in the light of the recently announced 'Pacific Step-up'. In particular, it focuses on the role of civil society, the advancement of the human rights of women and girls, and the effectiveness of Australia’s overseas...
One region, one family, one future: deepening relations with the Pacific nations through trade
The global coronavirus pandemic has closed borders across the Pacific region since 2020 and subsequently disrupted tourism and trade between Australia and many Pacific island countries. This report outlines the significant role the Australian economy may be able to play in the region, through improved...
Report of the Inquiry into Australia's defence relationships with Pacific Island nations
This report and its recommendations reflect the committee’s belief that Australia’s defence relationships in the Pacific are extremely important and becoming increasingly so, and that additional efforts can and should be made to ensure the security of our region in the years to come.
Criminality, corruption and impunity: should Australia join the global Magnitsky movement?
Australia should enact a world-leading law to apply targeted sanctions to perpetrators of serious human rights abuse and corruption, according to this report. The report follows a wide-ranging inquiry which commenced in 2019, and incorporates submissions from over 160 individuals and organisations from around the...
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...