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Welcome to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee homepage.  This committee looks at business related to customs, defence, disarmament and arms control, foreign affairs, trade and veterans’ affairs.  Check out this page to find out what the committee is currently looking at and how you can have your say.

This page contains content for the current 52nd Parliament (2017-2020). 

The Schedule of Meetings sets out committee meeting dates for the coming week.

Schedule of meetings

The meeting schedule is subject to change at short notice.

Meet the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee

Committee Chairperson Simon O'Connor talks about the work of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee. This committee looks at business related to customs, defence, disarmament and arms control, foreign affairs, trade and veterans’ affairs.

Committee members

There are currently 8 members on the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade committee.

Chairperson

MP Name:
O'Connor, Simon
Party, Electorate:
National Party, Tāmaki
Simon O'Connor
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  1. International Crimes and International Criminal Court Amendment Bill
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    Document type: Bill - government

    Date: 28 May 2020

  2. 2020/21 Estimates for Vote Foreign Affairs
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    Document type: Estimate - SC summary

    Date: 20 May 2020

  3. 2020/21 Estimates for Vote Customs
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    Document type: Estimate - SC summary

    Date: 19 May 2020

  4. 2020/21 Estimates for Vote Defence
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    Document type: Estimate - SC summary

    Date: 19 May 2020

  5. 2020/21 Estimates for Vote Defence Force
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    Document type: Estimate - SC summary

    Date: 19 May 2020

  6. International treaty examination of the Amendment to the Rome Statute (the Starvation Amendment)
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    Document type: Int. Treaty - SC summary

    Date: 08 May 2020

  7. Briefing on the impact of COVID-19 on New Zealand internationally
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    Document type: Inquiry - SC summary

    Date: 01 May 2020

  8. Briefing on the 2020/21 Estimates
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    Document type: Inquiry - SC summary

    Date: 30 April 2020

  9. Briefing into the 2018/19 Annual Reviews
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    Document type: Inquiry - SC summary

    Date: 30 April 2020

  10. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill
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    Document type: Bill - government

    Date: 25 March 2020

  11. 2018/19 Annual review of the New Zealand Antarctic Institute
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    Document type: Annual Review - SC summary

    Date: 20 March 2020

  12. Petition of Filipa Payne: Human rights of New Zealanders living in Australia
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    Document type: Petition

    Date: 12 March 2020

  13. Briefing on the 2020/21 Estimates examinations
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    Document type: Inquiry - SC summary

    Date: 10 March 2020

  14. 2018/19 Annual review of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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    Document type: Annual Review - SC summary

    Date: 06 March 2020

  15. 2018/19 Annual review of the Ministry of Defence
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    Document type: Annual Review - SC summary

    Date: 06 March 2020

  16. 2018/19 Annual Review of the New Zealand Customs Service
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    Document type: Annual Review - SC summary

    Date: 14 February 2020

  17. Petition of Brian Webb: Define “veteran” as any person who has served in the Armed Forces of NZ
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    Document type: Petition

    Date: 13 February 2020

  18. Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill
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    Document type: Bill - government

    Date: 19 December 2019

  19. Briefing on the visit from the Icelandic Speaker
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    Document type: Inquiry - SC summary

    Date: 06 December 2019