At the dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 for a general election on 2 July 2016, the parliamentary committees of the 44th Parliament ceased to exist. Therefore inquiries that were not completed have lapsed and submissions cannot be received. However, information about the inquiries is still available on this website.
Information on committees for the 45th Parliament will be presented here as soon as it is available.
Joint committees are established by resolution or legislation agreed to by both houses and membership consists of both Members and Senators.
Joint Committees may be statutory, select or standing committees. Joint Statutory committees are established by statute (an Act of Parliament). Joint select or standing committees are established under the the standing orders of each house. The powers and proceedings of joint committees are determined by resolution of both houses.