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Inquiry into the effectiveness of the House committee system

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Report

On 21 June 2010, the House Standing Committee on Procedure tabled its report on the inquiry into the effectiveness of the House committee system entitled Building a modern committee system.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 7 chapters and 7 appendices.

Building a modern committee systemAn inquiry into the effectiveness of the House Committee system

Preliminary pages (PDF 352KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 435KB)
Introduction

Chapter 2 (PDF 472KB)
Resourcing for committees

Chapter 3 (PDF 352KB)
Committees: Participatory democracy

Chapter 4 (PDF 573KB)
Structure of the House committee system

Chapter 5 (PDF 232KB)
Powers and operations

Chapter 6 (PDF 455KB)
The various types of committee work

Chapter 7 (PDF 290KB)
Outcomes of committee work

Appendix A (PDF 103KB)
1976 recommendations

Appendix B (PDF 164KB)
1998 recommendations

Appendix C (PDF 113KB)
Submissions and exhibits

Appendix D (PDF 102KB)
Briefings and hearings

Appendix E (PDF 73KB)
Procedures for dealing with witnesses

Appendix F (PDF 592KB)
Committee positions

Appendix G (PDF 226KB)
Government responses

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