House of Representatives Committees

Former Committee: Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Committee inquiries and reports

42nd Parliament (February 2008 - July 2010)
Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Inquiry into the machinery of referendums
Parliamentary Paper: 40/2010; Presented to Speaker: Friday 11 December 2009
Tabled in chamber: 8 February 2010
Tabling Speeches: Chair - Mr Mark Dreyfus QC MP; Deputy Chair - The Hon Peter Slipper MP
Government Response: 1 November 2012

Inquiry into the draft Disability (Access Premises - Buildings) Standards
Parliamentary Paper: 127/2009; Tabled: Monday 15 June 2009
Tabling Speeches: Chair – Mr Mark Dreyfus QC MP; Deputy Chair – The Hon Peter Slipper MP
Government Response: 15 March 2010

Inquiry into whistleblowing protections within the Australian Government public sector
Parliamentary Paper: 40/2009; Tabled: Wednesday 25 February 2009
Tabling Speeches: Chair – Mr Mark Dreyfus QC MP; Deputy Chair – The Hon Peter Slipper MP
Government Response: 17 March 2010

Inquiry into Constitutional reform
Parliamentary Paper: 299/2008; Tabled: Monday 23 June 2008
Tabling Speeches: Chair – Mr Mark Dreyfus QC MP; Deputy Chair – The Hon Peter Slipper MP
Government response: 27 May 2010

41st Parliament (November 2004 - October 2007)
Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Inquiry into older people and the law
Parliamentary Paper: 202/2007; Tabled: Thursday 20 September 2007
Government Response: 26 November 2009

Federal implications of statehood for the Northern Territory
Parliamentary Paper: 89/2007; Tabled: Monday 28 May 2007
Government Response: 23 October 2009

Inquiry into harmonisation of legal systems
Parliamentary Paper: 425/2006; Tabled: Monday 4 December 2006
Government Response: 27 August 2008 (PDF 1720KB)

Inquiry into technological protection measures (TPM) exceptions
Parliamentary Paper: 54/2006; Tabled: Wednesday 1 March 2006
Government Response: 19 October 2006 (PDF 2373KB)

Exposure draft of the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2005
Parliamentary Paper: 197/2005; Tabled: Thursday 18 August 2005
Government Response: 8 December 2005 (PDF 960KB)

40th Parliament (February 2002 - August 2004)
Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Inquiry into crime in the community: victims, offenders, and fear of crime
Parliamentary Paper: 215/2004; Tabled: Wednesday 11 August 2004
Government Response: 12 June 2007 (PDF 1298KB)

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Anti-Avoidance and Other Measures) Bill 2004
Parliamentary Paper: 190/2004; Tabled: Friday 23 July 2004
Government Response: 9 August 2005 (PDF 275KB)

Modern-day usage of averments in customs prosecutions
Parliamentary Paper: 114/2004; Tabled: Monday 31 May 2004
Tabling Speeches: Chairman Dissenting Member Hon Duncan Kerr MP
Government Response: 9 May 2006 (PDF 275KB)

39th Parliament (November 1998 - October 2001)
Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Human cloning: scientific, ethical and regulatory aspects of human cloning and stem cell research
Parliamentary Paper: 190/2001; Tabled: 20 September 2001
Government Response: 27 June 2002

Cracking down on copycats: A report on the enforcement of copyright in Australia
Parliamentary Paper: 412/2000; Tabled: December 2000
Government Response: 26 June 2003 (PDF 2333KB)

Advisory Report on the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000
Parliamentary Paper: 130/2000; Tabled: June 2000
Government Response: 7 September 2000 (PDF 960KB)

Advisory Report on the Criminal Code Amendment (Theft, Fraud, Bribery and Related Offences)
Bill 1999

Parliamentary Paper: 131/2000; Tabled: 26 June 2000
Government Response: 11 October 2000

Advisory Report on the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 1999
Parliamentary Paper: 377/1999; Tabled: 6 December 1999
Government Response: 28 June 2000

38th Parliament (May 1996 - August 1998)
Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

To have and to hold: Strategies to strengthen marriage and relationships (June 1998)
Parliamentary Paper: 95/1998; Tabled: 22 June 1998
Government Response: 23 June 1999 (PDF 2521KB)

Don't stop the music!: A report of the inquiry into copyright, music and small business (June 1998)
Parliamentary Paper: 90/1998; Tabled: 1 June 1998
Government Response: 2 November 2000 (PDF 1095KB)

Saving our census and preserving our history (May 1998)
Parliamentary Paper: 85/1998; Tabled: 25 May 1998
Government Response: 6 April 2000 (PDF 775KB)

Review of the Auditor-General's Audit Report No. 33, 1996-7 - The Administration of the Family Court (December 1997) (PDF 224KB)
Parliamentary Paper No: 398/1997; Tabled: December 1997
Government Response: Not required

Aspects of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution - Subsections 44 (i) and (iv) (July 1997)
Parliamentary Paper: 85/1997; Tabled: 25 August 1997
Government Response: 4 December 1997 (PDF 644KB)

Constitutional Change: Select sources on Constitutional change in Australia 1901-1997 (February 1997)
Miscellaneous Paper No: 8442; Tabled: 24 March 1997
Government Response: Not required

Advisory Report on the International Transfer of Prisoners Bill 1996 (February 1997)
Parliamentary Paper No: 23; Tabled: 3 March 1997
Government Response: Not relevant

Earlier Reports

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

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.

Back to top

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Add | Email Print
Back to top