Committee to hear from higher education sector on security risks

House of Representatives

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing this week for its Inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector.

Public Hearing Details

Friday, 19 March 2021

​8.00AM – 4.30PM (AEDT)

​Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

A program for the hearing can be found here.

Committee Chair Senator James Paterson stated “This second hearing will focus on the university and research sector. This inquiry will seek to identify best practice from leading universities to encourage the rest of the sector to follow and also scrutinise ongoing poor practices at some institutions.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, teleconference and video conference facilities may be used to connect witnesses to Committee Members. The hearings will be broadcast live at

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