House of Representatives Committees

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About House Committees

Parliamentary committees are one mechanism the House uses to keep a check on the activities of the Government. Because they have extensive powers to call for people, including public servants, and documents to come before them, committees can thoroughly investigate questions of government administration and service delivery.

Committees can contribute to better informed policy-making and legislative processes. They help Members to access a wide range of community and expert views so that through the committee process, the Parliament is able to be better informed of community issues and attitudes.

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August 2014 issue

A free colour magazine about the work of the house and its committees.

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Contact information for House Committees

Clerk Assistant (Committees)
Department of the House of Representatives
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA

Phone: +61 2 6277 4397

Fax: +61 2 6277 4034

Email: committee.reps@aph.gov.au

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