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Pacific Island nations talk tourism and education

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The Trade Subcommittee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade will hold a public hearing in Canberra today for its inquiry into Australia’s tourism and international education sectors. The Subcommittee will speak with the following representatives:

New Caledonia -  Dr Yves Lafoy, Counsellor
Samoa - Her Excellency Ms Hinauri Petana, High Commissioner, Her Excellency Mrs Anna Main, Deputy High Commissioner
Solomon Islands - His Excellency Mr Robert Sisilo, High Commissioner
Republic of Vanuatu  - His Excellency Mr Samson Vilvil Fare, High Commissioner

The Chair of the Trade Subcommittee, Senator Deborah O’Neill, said, ‘Continuing the dialogue in relation to tourism and international education between Australia and the Pacific is critical to enable all countries to reach their potential growth in these two important sectors.’

‘COVID-19 presented some clear challenges to all countries, especially in terms of trade and growth. The Subcommittee looks forward to discussing some opportunities for growth in both tourism and international education, now and into the future,’ commented Senator O’Neill.

Further information about the inquiry and program are available on the inquiry webpage. This hearing will be broadcast via the APH website.

Public hearing

Date: Wednesday, 7 February 2024
Venue: Committee Room 2S3, Parliament House, Canberra
Time: 9:15am – 10:30am (AEDT)

Media inquiries

Madelaine Renshaw, Senior Adviser, Senator Deborah O’Neill (Senator for New South Wales; Chair, Trade Subcommittee)
Ph: 0431 680 929

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2313
jscfadt@aph.gov.au

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