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15 August 2014

The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee will complete its inter-state/territory public hearing and inspection program with public hearings in Darwin on 18 and 19 August.

Committee Chair, the Hon. Warren Entsch MP stated: “The Committee will again be taking evidence from a wide range of individuals and organisations with an interest in developing Northern Australia. This includes: local government; businesses; primary producers and resource companies; and representatives from the education, recreation, and tourism sectors.”

Following the hearing the Committee will finalise its report with a view to presenting its final report to the Parliament in the first week of September.

“The Committee is coming to the end of a herculean task—it has received over 310 submissions and held hearings across the breadth of Northern Australia. There is clearly a great level of enthusiasm across the region, encapsulating the many opportunities that are evident in Northern Australia.” Mr Entsch said.

The public hearing will be held in Community/Council Room, 12.1.03/.04, Orange 12, Level 1, Chancellery Building, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive, Darwin.

Proceedings will be audio-streamed at: http://www.aph.gov.au/News_and_Events/Watch_Parliament 

Darwin, Monday, 18 August 2014, 9.00 am–5.30 pm
Chancellery Building, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive

9.00am        Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation—Sub. No. 110
9.40am        Northern Land Council—Sub. No. 165
10.20am      Break
10.30am      City of Palmerston—Sub. No. 116
11.10am       Urban Development Institute of Australia—Sub. No. 255
11.50am       Chamber of Commerce NT—Sub. No. 187
12.30pm      Lunch
1.30pm        APPEA—Sub. No. 242
2.10pm        Engineers Australia—Sub. No. 311
2.50pm        Australian Industry and Defence Network–NT—Sub. No. 117
3.30pm        Afternoon break
3.40pm        Kormilda College—Sub. No. 174
4.20pm         Coomalie Community Government Council—Sub. No. 78
5.00pm        Northern Territory Indigenous Tours
5.30pm        CLOSE

Darwin, Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 9.10 am–3.20 pm
Chancellery Building, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive

9.10am        Consolidated Pastoral Company—Sub. No. 312
9.50am        ENI Australia Sub. No. 267
10.30am      Break
10.40am      NT Cattlemen’s Association—Sub. No. 270
11.20am       National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
12.00noon    NAILSMA—Sub. No. 177
12.40pm       Lunch
1:40pm         NT Farmer’s Association—Sub. No. 166
2.20pm         Amateur Fisherman’s Association NT—Sub. No. 266
2.50pm         National Seafood Industry Alliance—Sub. No. 155
3.20pm         CLOSE

To date the Committee’s inquiry has received 313 submissions from stakeholders from every sector. Submissions and other information on the inquiry is available on the Committee website.

For media comment: Please contact Heather Beck, Media Adviser to the Committee Chair the Hon. Warren Entsch MP on (07) 4051 2220 or 0427 585 668

For background information: Please contact the committee secretariat by phone (02) 6277 4162 or  email jscna@aph.gov.au

Henry Sapiecha

August 15th, 2014

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