Committee to examine Australia’s tourism and international education sectors

THE Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, through the Trade Subcommittee (the committee), has launched an inquiry into Australia’s tourism and international education sectors, with a focus on the operation of both sectors in the post COVID-19 world.

The Chair of the Trade Subcommittee, Senator Deborah O’Neill said, “Both the tourism and international education sectors have contracted substantially since the emergence of COVID-19. The committee looks forward to understanding how both sectors can be best supported so they can be positioned as key contributors to the post COVID-19 recovery of Australia’s economy.”

The committee will also consider the effectiveness of recent tourism campaigns overseas and how Australia can support tourism in the Asia Pacific region. In relation to international education, the committee is interested in hearing about innovations in the delivery of online education to strengthen the sector’s resilience.

“We encourage a broad range of stakeholders in the tourism and international education sectors from across the country to share experiences about transitioning into the post COVID-19 period,” Senator O’Neill said.

Submissions from interested individuals and organisations are invited by Monday, December 12, 2022The preferred method of receiving submissions is by electronic format lodged online using a My Parliament account.

Further information about the committee’s inquiry, including the full terms of reference and details on how to lodge a submission is available on the committee’s website.


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