Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade ‘Inquiry into Australia’s response to the priorities of Pacific Island countries and the Pacific Region’

By Stephen Howes

July 2024

The submission responds to the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference item 2(b) “Identify opportunities for enhanced regional economic integration and mobility.” It makes five recommendations in relation to two Pacific Island country priorities: advancing the goal of free movement of people within the Pacific; and making business travel easier.

Howes, S. 2024, Submission to inquiry into the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry into Australia’s response to the priorities of Pacific Island countries and the Pacific Region, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra.

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Research Communications Coordinator at the Development Policy Centre.