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14       Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Reference—Diaspora communities in Australia

Senator Kitching, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 5—That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 26 November 2020:

Issues facing diaspora communities in Australia, with particular reference to:

(a)              support offered to diaspora community associations and similar organisations, including government grants and other funding;

(b)              safety concerns among diaspora communities, and means for strengthening the protection and resilience of vulnerable groups;

(c)              barriers to the full participation of diaspora communities in Australia’s democratic and social institutions, and mechanisms for addressing these barriers;

(d)             opportunities to strengthen communication and partnerships between government and diaspora communities in Australia; and

(e)              any related matters.

Question put and passed.