Terms of Reference
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Parliamentary Committees Act 1968
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Economic Contribution of Victoria’s Culturally Diverse Population
Pursuant to section 4F of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1968, the Economic Development Committee is required to inquire into, consider and report on the actual and potential contribution to the economy of Victoria’s culturally diverse population including new arrivals, with particular emphasis on the importance of Victoria’s cultural diversity in improving productivity, increasing exports, attracting foreign investment and creating competitive advantage in the Australian and international markets; and in respect of the above:
a) identify industry sectors/businesses that are actual or potential beneficiaries of cultural diversity, particularly in terms of investment and productivity improvement;
b) whether there are particular issues for industry and business in rural and regional areas and how these regions may benefit from cultural diversity in Victoria including by addressing labour market shortages through new or recent arrivals from overseas;
c) identify ways to take advantage of cultural diversity in the economy to increase Victoria’s productivity and export markets;
d) the appropriate role of Government in facilitating maximum use of Victoria’s cultural diversity to promote productivity and export markets; and
e) identify ways of measuring the benefits of cultural diversity including new arrivals to the Victorian economy.
The Committee is required to report to Parliament by 30 September 2004.
By resolution of the Legislative Assembly
Dated: 3 June 2003