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Inquiry Details

Defence industry in New South Wales

This inquiry was established on 9 May 2017 to inquire into and report on opportunities to incentivise and grow the defence industry in New South Wales to generate economic development. 

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The committee has held hearings in Sydney, Nowra, Orange, Tweed Heads, Armidale and Queanbeyan and a range of site visits.


The committee published a discussion paper on 14 November 2017, which highlights a number of specific issues that have been identified by stakeholders as being critical to incentivise and grow the defence industry in New South Wales.


The committee is seeking submissions by 12 February 2018 in response to the questions asked in the paper and encourages all stakeholders to provide their views on these important topics to inform their final report, due to be published by June 2018. The secretariat would be happy to assist stakeholders with any questions about the submission process - contact details can be accessed via the tab below.


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The terms of reference were referred to the Committee by the Hon Niall Blair MLC, Minister for Primary Industries, Minister for Regional Water, Minister for Trade and Industry on 3 May 2017.
 Terms of reference