House of Representatives Committees

Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Committee inquiries and reports

43rd Parliament (September 2010 - August 2013)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs


Inquiry into the contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring
Parliamentary paper: TBA
Tabled: 24 June 2013
Tabling Speeches: Chair - Ms Janelle Saffin MP; Deputy Chair - The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP
Date of Government Response: TBA

Roundtable Discussion on Indigenous birthing issues
Parliament House Canberra, 30 May 2013

Native Title Amendment Bill 2012
Parliamentary paper: TBA
Tabled: 20 March 2013
Tabling Speeches: Chair - Mr Shayne Neumann MP; Deputy Chair - The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP
Date of Government Response: TBA

Inquiry into language learning in Indigenous communities
Parliamentary paper: 221/2012
Tabled: 17 September 2012
Tabling Speeches: Chair - Mr Shayne Neumann MP; Deputy Chair - The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP
Date of Government Response: 6 June 2013 (PDF 514KB)
Speaker's response to Recommendation 3: March 2013 (PDF 86 KB)

Inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system
Parliamentary paper: 145/2011; Tabled: 20 June 2011
Tabling Speeches: Chair –Mr Shayne Neumann MP; Deputy Chair – The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP
Date of Government Response: November 2011 (PDF 370 KB)

42nd Parliament (February 2008 - July 2010)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system
(lapsed)

Inquiry into community stores in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Parliamentary paper: 390/2009; Tabled: 16 November 2009
Tabling Speeches: Chair –The Hon Bob Debus MP; Deputy Chair – Mr Andrew Laming MP
Date of Government Response: no response to date

Open for Business: Developing Indigenous enterprises in Australia Report of the inquiry into developing Indigenous enterprises
Parliamentary paper: 430/2008; Tabled: 20 October 2008
Tabling Speeches: Chair – Mr Richard Marles MP; Deputy Chair – Mr Andrew Laming MP
Date of Government Response: no response to date

41st Parliament (November 2004 - October 2007)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Indigenous Australians at Work: Successful initiatives in Indigenous employment Report of the inquiry into Indigenous employment
Parliamentary paper: 155/07; Tabled: 13 August 2007
Date of Government Response: October 2012 (PDF 106KB)

40th Parliament (February 2002 - August 2004)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Many Ways Forward: Report of the inquiry into capacity building and service delivery in Indigenous communities
Parliamentary paper: 157/2004; Tabled: 21 June 2004
Date of Government Response: August 2006 (PDF 4014KB)

39th Parliament (November 1998 - October 2001)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

We can do it! The needs of urban dwelling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Parliamentary paper: 194/2001; Tabled: September 2001
Date of Government Response: September 2002 (PDF 144KB)

Unlocking the Future: The report of the Inquiry into the Reeves Report on the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act
Parliamentary paper: 173/1999; Tabled: August 1999
Date of Government Response: no response to date

38th Parliament (May 1996 - August 1998)
Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Indigenous Businesses (unfinished inquiry)

Torres Strait Islanders: A New Deal (PDF 570KB)
A Report on Greater Autonomy for Torres Strait Islanders (PDF 583KB)
Tabled: 25 August 1997
Date of Government Response: June 1998 (PDF 47KB)

Review of Auditor-General's Audit Report No.26 1996-1997
Phase II Community Development Employment Projects Scheme - ATSIC

Tabled: 23 June 1997
Date of Government Response: December 1997

Review of Auditor-General's Report No.6 1995-1996
Community Development Employment Projects Scheme - ATSIC
(PDF 3605KB)
Tabled: 12 December 1996
Date of Government Response: May 1997 (PDF 1947KB)

Earlier Reports

For a list of earlier reports by this Committee, see the Register of Committee Reports (1901 to current day).

Copies of reports

Reports published since May 1996 are available in PDF format - see above. For earlier reports contact the Committee Secretariat.

Copies of submissions and transcripts of public hearings

Printed volumes of submissions and transcripts of evidence taken at public hearings for each of the above reports can be reviewed at the National Library of Australia or with the Committee Secretariat.

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