Public hearing held on 15th June 2018 – Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Following recent amendments to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017 the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has held additional public hearings for its review of the bill.

The bill establishes a scheme that requires registration by persons who undertake certain activities within Australia on behalf of foreign interests.

Public hearing details: Was held on Monday, 18th June 2018 Committee Room 2S1, Parliament House, Canberra

The Committee heard from the following witnesses:

Universities Australia, Community Council for Australia,Law Council of Australia, Oxfam Australia and Pew Charitable Trusts, Brett Walker SC

Further information, including submissions made to the inquiry, may be found on the Committee’s website at

Media enquiries:
Chair, Mr Andrew Hastie MP (Canning, WA) on 08 9534 8044 (Electorate office) or (02) 6277 4223 (Parliament House)

For background information:
Committee Secretariat – Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security –
(02) 6277 2360 or

Interested members of the public may wish to track the committee via the website. Click on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner and use the forms to login to My Parliament or to register for a My Parliament account.

Henry Sapiecha

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