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Scope

The committee examined matters referred to it by the Senate relating to government portfolios including foreign affairs, trade, defence and veterans' affairs.

Chairs

David Albert Lloyd Johnston

waLIB

Marise Ann Payne

nswLIB

Thomas Mark Bishop

waALP

Reports

Date tabledTitleRead report
Customs Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006 [Provisions] and Customs Tariff Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006 [Provisions]Parliamentary paper number 437/2006
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Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2006 [Provisions] (presented out of session on 27 October 2006)Parliamentary paper number 437/2006
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Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Bill 2006 [Provisions] and Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2006 [Provisions]Parliamentary paper number 437/2006
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Blue water ships: Consolidating past achievementsParliamentary paper number 411/2006

Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee site visit in South Australia, 20 April 2006. Includes Senators Mark Bishop and David Johnston (left).

Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee members Senators Mark Bishop (L) and David Johnston (R) on delegation at Hyundai Heavy Industries' shipyard at Ulsan, South Korea, 15 September 2006.

Delegation to the United States, 20 September 2006. L-R: Senator Steve Hutchins, LCDR Peter Mingay (Specialist Marine Engineer), Senator David Johnston, Jim Gledhill (Defence Materiel Attache) and Senator Mark Bishop.

Delegation to the United States, 20 September 2006.

Delegation at Bath Iron Works, Maine, US, 23 September 2006.

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Non-Proliferation Legislation Amendment Bill 2006Parliamentary paper number 106/2007
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Additional estimates 2006-07Parliamentary paper number 64/2007
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Annual reports (No. 1 of 2007)Parliamentary paper number 63/2007
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Reforms to Australia's military justice system: Second progress report (First progress report tabled by FADT Legislation Committee on 17.8.06 - PP 159/06; Third progress report tabled 10.9.07 - PP 170/07; Fourth progress report tabled 24.9.08 - PP 340/08)Parliamentary paper number 62/2007
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Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill 2006 (presented out of session on 31 May 2007)Parliamentary paper number 102/2007
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Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Amendment Bill 2007 [Provisions]Parliamentary paper number 106/2007
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Budget estimates (2007-08)Parliamentary paper number 129/2007

Video [duration 5:26]—Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee hearing, 31 May 2007 on questions relating to personal details of individuals.

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Australia's public diplomacy: building our imageParliamentary paper number 141/2007

Committee chair Senator Marise Payne at the committee's hearing in Canberra, 11 April 2007.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee hearing, 11 April 2007

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Interim report - Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 [Provisions] (presented out of session on 5 September 2007) (see report tabled on 10 September 2007 - PP 208/07)
Reforms to Australia's military justice system: Third progress report (First progress report tabled by FADT Legislation Committee on 17.8.06 - PP 159/06; Second progress report tabled 29.3.07- PP 62/07; Fourth progress report tabled 24.9.08 - PP 340/08)Parliamentary paper number 170/2007
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Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 [Provisions]Parliamentary paper number 208/2007
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Annual reports (No. 2 of 2007)Parliamentary paper number 206/2007
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Interim report - Australia's involvement in peacekeeping operations (presented out of session on 19 October 2007) (see report tabled on 26 August 2008 - PP 312/08)
References of the 41st Parliament (re-adoption of the inquiry into: Australia's involvement in peace-keeping operations; that the committee continue to monitor progress on the implementation of reforms to Australia's military justice system)
Additional estimates 2007-08Parliamentary paper number 230/2008

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade questioning Senator the Hon John Faulkner, Special Minister of State, and officers from the Department of Defence at an additional estimates hearing, 20 February 2008. DPS Auspic.

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade at an additional estimates hearing, 20 February 2008. Top row facing camera L-R: Senators Marise Payne, David Johnston and Nick Minchin. Bottom row facing camera L-R: Senators Michael Forshaw and Mark Bishop [Chair], Dr Kathleen Dermody [Secretary], Senators Russell Trood [Deputy Chair] and Mathias Cormann. DPS Auspic.

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade at an additional estimates hearing, 20 February 2008. Top row L-R: Senators David Johnston, Nick Minchin and Kerry Nettle. Bottom row L-R: Senators Russell Trood [Deputy Chair], Mathias Cormann and Sandy Macdonald. DPS Auspic.

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Annual reports (No. 1 of 2008)Parliamentary paper number 231/2008
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Budget estimates 2008-09Parliamentary paper number 309/2008
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Interim report––Australia's involvement in peacekeeping operations (presented out of session on 31 July 2008) (see report tabled on 26 August 2008 - PP 312/08)
Australia's involvement in peacekeeping operations (presented out of session on 1 August 2008) (addendum tabled on 16 October 2008)Parliamentary paper number 312/2008
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Annual reports (No. 2 of 2008)Parliamentary paper number 556/2008
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Reforms to Australia's military justice system: Fourth progress report (First progress tabled on 17.8.06 - PP 159/06; Second progress report tabled on 29.3.07- PP 62/07; Third progress report tabled on 10.9.07- PP 170/07)Parliamentary paper number 340/2008
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Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008 [Provisions] (presented out of session on 20 February 2009)Parliamentary paper number 151/2009
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Annual Reports (No. 1 of 2009)Parliamentary paper number 46/2009
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Additional Estimates 2008-09Parliamentary paper number 147/2009

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade at an additional estimates hearing, 25 February 2009. DPS Auspic.

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, 25 February 2009. Seated at witness table facing camera L-R: Witnesses Phillip Prior and Nick Warner from the Department of Defence, Senator John Faulkner [Special Minister of State], Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston [Chief of the Defence Force] and Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie [Chief of Army]. DPS Auspic.

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