Treaties Committee to examine Australia-Tuvalu Falepili Union

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) will hold a public hearing for its inquiry into the Australia–Tuvalu Falepili Union.

Committee Chair Mr Josh Wilson MP said: “This treaty is an expression of fellowship and cooperation between Tuvalu and Australia and a broader example of Australia’s commitment to building strong relationships with our Pacific neighbours.”

“The very heart of this agreement, the Tuvaluan concept of Falepili, is a shared commitment to look out for each other as good neighbours. The Committee will examine how the agreement may lead to a stronger and more integrated partnership as Tuvalu and Australia navigate our shared challenges. The goals of this union include building climate resilience, safeguarding our collective peace and regional security, and supporting human mobility.”

The Committee will hear from officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as key academics.

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Time: 12.00pm-2.00pm approximately

Location: Committee Room 1R4

The hearing can be accessed online and the program for this hearing is available on the Committee website, along with further information about the inquiry.

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