An inquiry into consumer protection in the banking, insurance and financial sector.
The future sustainability of Australia’s strategically vital naval shipbuilding industry.
An inquiry into tax avoidance and aggressive minimisation by corporations registered in Australia and multinational corporations operating in Australia.
An inquiry into the effects of non-conforming building products on the Australian building and construction industry.
An inquiry into the incidence of, and trends in, corporate avoidance of the Fair Work Act 2009
A Bill to address issues related to the Adani Mine, to strengthen environmental law and provide for review of Adani's existing approval.
The bills would amend the broadband regulatory framework by:
The Bill would require the ABC to restore its shortwave transmission services, following the announcement by the ABC in December 2016 that it would end its shortwave transmission service in the Northern Territory and to international audiences from 31 January 2017.
An inquiry into the Commonwealth's responsibility under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to protect the globally significant and National Heritage listed Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula including the impact of industrial pollution and matters related to the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments’ conditions regulating and oversighting industries on the Burrup Peninsula.
An inquiry into the efficacy and regulation of shark mitigation and deterrent measures
An inquiry into the impact of climate change in the marine environment including the effect on fish stocks, marine biodiversity and ecosystems and the adequacy of protections for marine biodiversity and biosecurity measures and monitoring systems given current and projected climate change impacts
Inquiry into the impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities.
Inquiry into suicide by veterans and ex-service personnel
An inquiry into the provisions of the Airports Amendment Bill 2016.
An inquiry into the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia.
Report on inquiries into the importation of seafood and seafood products.
An inquiry into current and future regulatory requirements that impact on the safe commercial and recreational use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and associated systems.
An inquiry into Australia's rail industry.
An inquiry into the effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector.
An inquiry into aspects of road safety in Australia.
An inquiry into the increasing use of so-called Flag of Convenience shipping in Australia.
On 16 February 2017 the Senate established the Select Committee on Lending to Primary Production Customers to inquire and report on the regulation and practices of financial institutions in relation to primary production industries, including agriculture, fisheries and forestry.
The closing date for submissions is 16 June 2017. The committee is to inquire and report by 18 October 2017.
The committee has resolved that:
Whether a witness before the Environment and Communications References Committee was improperly influenced, and whether any contempt was committed.
An inquiry into the adequacy of parliamentary privilege with regard to the use of intrusive powers by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
The House Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts will conduct an inquiry into: Factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Australian film and television industry.
On Thursday, 9 February 2017 the Minister for Agriculture, The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, requested the Committee inquire into and report on water use efficiency in Australian agriculture.
The inquiry will look at ways to ensure students are supported from school to work by measuring gain in schools and how this contributes to supporting students for post-school education and training. The inquiry will also look at opportunities to better inform students of appropriate post-school education and training using employment outcomes as a measure of course suitability.
The Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport will inquire into and report on the use and marketing of electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) and personal vaporisers in Australia.
The Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport will inquire into and report on the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia.
The Committee will inquire into and report on the educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Refer to the terms of reference for further information.
The Committee will inquire into and report on the social issues relating to land-based driverless vehicles in Australia. Refer to the terms of reference for further information.
This inquiry will examine the Australian Government's role in the development of cities.
The Standing Committee on Petitions will inquire and report on the e-petitioning system of the House of Representatives Petitions Committee
Parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence
The Committee will inquire into how taxpayers, particularly individuals and small businesses, engage with Australia’s tax system.
The Committee will inquire into and report on the 2015-16 Annual Report of the Australian Taxation Office.
The Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy is inquiring into the 2015-16 annual report of the Department of the Environment and Energy, focusing on modernising Australia’s electricity grid.
Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference
This inquiry will review the printing standards for documents presented to Parliament and their place in an increasingly online environment.
On 1 December 2016, pursuant to the agreement of the House of Representatives and the Senate, a Joint Select Committee was established to inquire into and report on the Commonwealth procurement framework.
The committee is composed of five Senators and five Members.
Submissions are closed.
The Committee will inquire into Australia’s trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom
The Committee will inquire into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief.
The Defence Sub-Committee will review the Department of Defence Annual Report 2015-16.
The Committee will inquire into and report on migrant settlement outcomes.
The Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia will inquire into and report on opportunities and methods for, and impediments and challenges to stimulating the tourism industry in Northern Australia.
On 14 September 2016, pursuant to the agreement of the House of Representatives and the Senate, a Joint Standing Committee was established to inquire into and report on the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The committee is composed of nine Members and eight Senators.
The closing date for submissions is 31 March 2017.
The Committee will inquire into and report on the Strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Territories.
These hearings will provide an opportunity for the Committee to ask the NCA about recent developments and plans for the National Capital, including the status of current and proposed works.
This inquiry will examine the Exchange of notes amending the:
Agreement on Consular Relations between Australia and the People’s Republic of China  ATS 26
Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China concerning the Continuation of the Consular Functions by Australia in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China  ATS 33
(Canberra, 9 May 2016)
This inquiry will examine the following treaty: Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan concerning Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Australian Defence Force and the Self-Defense Forces of Japan (Sydney, 14 January 2017)
This inquiry will examine the following treaty: Agreement to Amend the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (Canberra, 13 October 2016)
Inquiry into whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors.
An inquiry into the life insurance industry
The role of the Committee is to monitor the activities of ASIC, the Takeovers Panel and the Corporations Legislation.
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review of the operation, effectiveness and implications of Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.
The Committee will inquire into the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is required under Section 29(1)(a) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001, to conduct an annual review of the administration, expenditure and financial statements of the AGO, ASIO, ASIS, ASD, DIO, and the ONA.
Report tabled: 22 May 2017
An inquiry into human trafficking.
An inquiry into the integrity of Australia's border arrangements.
The Committee will inquire into and report on the HMAS Moreton Unit Relocation Project, HMAS Moreton, Bulimba, Queensland.
The Committee will inquire into and report on the LAND 155 - Enhanced Gap Crossing Capability Facilities Project.