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External scrutiny

During the reporting period, there were no judicial decisions or reviews by outside bodies that had a significant impact on the operations of ACIAR.

In 2018–19, ACIAR made a submission and provided testimony to one parliamentary committee inquiry, as set out in the Table 3.9.

Table 3.9. Parliamentary submissions

Parliamentary committee inquiry


Date of hearing

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs,
Defence and Trade

The strategic effectiveness and outcomes of Australia’s aid program in the Indo-Pacific region and its role in supporting Australia’s regional interests



15 November 2018