Role of the Committee

The standing committee is one of nine general purpose investigatory committees established by the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Australia.

Information on the establishment, role and powers of House of Representatives committees can be found at the Committee Office home page and in chapters 16 and 17 of the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives.

In summary, the role of the Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications is to carry out inquiries into matters referred to it by the House of Representatives or a Minister of the Commonwealth Government. The Committee may also inquire into matters raised in annual reports of relevant Commonwealth Government departments and authorities or in reports of the Commonwealth Auditor-General.

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About this committee

The Committee on Infrastructure and Communications ceased by resolution of the House on 13 October 2015. Two new Committees were created at that time; the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts, and the Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities. The two new Committees have the power to continue inquiries of the former Infrastructure and Communications Committee. Members will be appointed to these two new Committees shortly.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2352
Fax: +61 2 6277 2219

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