The Australian Research Council (ARC) has been advised that as part of a review of the Defence Trade Control Act 2012 by Dr Vivienne Thom, a second round of public consultation is currently being conducted.

This is an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on any issues raised in the first round of consultation. It is also an opportunity for stakeholders who did not engage in the first round of consultation to provide a submission to Dr Thom.

Submissions to the review can be accessed on the Department of Defence website.

Stakeholders interested in providing a submission or a supplementary submission to the review should contact the Defence Trade Controls Act review secretariat at Although the second round of consultation closed on Monday, 16 July 2018, the secretariat can provide interested stakeholders with extensions for their contribution to the review.  

Dr Thom intends to hold roundtable stakeholder meetings in capital cities in August to discuss the issues raised in the two rounds of public consultation. If you are interested in attending, please contact the review secretariat for additional information.