Speeches | 17 February 2012

Hearings of Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Research Fellows Fergus Hanson and Alex Oliver, together with Andrew Shearer as co-author of the 2011 report Diplomatic Disrepair: Rebuilding Australia’s international policy infrastructure, appeared on Friday 17 February 2012 at the hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Inquiry into Australia’s Overseas Representation.

The terms of reference of the inquiry include examining the work, structure and geographic spread of Australia's diplomatic representation overseas, and the way in which the emergence of e-diplomacy techniques and information and communications technology affect the activities of diplomatic posts.

Their written submission can be downloaded at the Download button. Their testimony can be heard in the Related Audio section.

Research Fellows Fergus Hanson and Alex Oliver, together with Andrew Shearer as co-author of the 2011 report Diplomatic Disrepair: Rebuilding Australia’s international policy infrastructure, appeared on Friday 17 February 2012 at the hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Inquiry into Australia’s Overseas Representation.

The terms of reference of the inquiry include examining the work, structure and geographic spread of Australia's diplomatic representation overseas, and the way in which the emergence of e-diplomacy techniques and information and communications technology affect the activities of diplomatic posts.

Their written submission can be downloaded at the Download button. Their testimony can be heard in the Related Audio section.