Australian Senate Inquiry on the SDGs

5 April, 2018  |  Australia  ,  SDG Localisation  ,  SDSN Youth AusPac  ,  Universities & SDGs   

On 4 December 2017 the Australian Senate References Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade launched an Inquiry on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relevance to Australia both domestically and internationally. the Committee is expected to report back by late February 2019.

Terms of Reference

The Inquiry’s terms of reference covered:

  • Understanding and awareness
  • Potential costs, benefits and opportunities
  • Governance structures and accountability measures
  • Monitoring and communicating performance against the SDGs
  • Links between Australia‚Äôs Official Development Assistance (ODA) program and the SDGs
  • Examples of best practice SDG implementation in other countries

SDSN-related submissions

SDSN Australia/Pacific and several SDSN member institutions in Australia have made submissions to the Inquiry about the SDGs and their relevance to Australia:

Public hearings

SDSN Australia, NZ & Pacific was invited to provide evidence at the Melbourne public hearing of the Inquiry on 29 October 2018.