Inquiry into Australia’s defence relationships with Pacific island nations

Figure 3: Major aid donors to the Pacific, 2011-2017 Source: Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map.

SUBMISSION TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE DEFENCE SUB-COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO AUSTRALIA’S DEFENCE RELATIONSHIPS WITH PACIFIC ISLAND NATIONS

PARLEMENT OF AUSTRALIA

On Wednesday, 4 December 2019, the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, asked the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade – Defence Sub-committee to inquire into and report into Australia’s defence relationships with Pacific island nations.

The Committee invites submissions addressing any or all of the terms of reference for the inquiry;
Submissions are requested by Monday, 15 June 2020

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2313
Fax: +61 2 6277 2221
jscfadt@aph.gov.au

Jonathan also gave evidence at a public hearing of the Inquiry on 15 July 2020. The full submission is available at the Parliament of Australia Inquiry page.

Author: Jonathan Pryke, Director, Pacific Islands Program, Lowy Institute.

Disclaimer: This submission represents the personal views of its author, Jonathan Pryke, and may not reflect the broader perspective of the Lowy Institute. The Lowy Institute’s Pacific Islands Program receives support from the Australian aid program.

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