House of Representatives Committees
Standing Committee on Health and Ageing
Committee establishment, role and history
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 Health and Ageing is to carry out
inquiries into matters referred to it by the House of Representatives
or a Minister of the Commonwealth Government. The Committee could also inquire into matters raised in annual reports of Commonwealth Government departments and authorities or reports by the Commonwealth Auditor-General.
The committee has had the following name change in recent Parliaments:
- 2001- 2004: Standing Committee on Ageing.
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