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We are accountable to the Australian Parliament through the Senate Estimates process, Senate Orders, and the tabling of our annual report and PGPA Act compliance report.
In 2019/20, Tourism Australia participated in the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth in November 2019, Supplementary Budget Estimates hearing in October 2019, as well as the Additional Budget Estimates hearing in March 2020.
We participated in various inter-departmental working groups responsible for managing the Australian Government’s response to the bushfire crisis and coronavirus.
In the first half of 2020, Tourism Australia provided input into the following portfolio submissions:
- May 2020: Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee Inquiry regarding Lessons to be learned in relation to the preparation and planning for, response to and recovery efforts following the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season.
- June 2020: Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into the Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Australia’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
- June 2020: Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth Inquiry into Diversifying Australia’s Trade and Investment Profile.
- June 2020: Joint Standing Committee on Migration Inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program.