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.

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

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’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) program and the SDGs
  • Examples of best practice SDG implementation in other countries

The deadline for submissions was 29 March 2018, and the Committee is to report back by 29 November 2018.