Role of the Committee

Role of the Committee

That in accordance with sections 213 and 214 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006, matters relating to the powers and proceedings of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity shall be as follows:

213. Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

  1. As soon as practicable after the commencement of the first session of each Parliament, a joint committee of members of the Parliament to be known as the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity is to be appointed according to the practice of the Parliament with reference to the appointment of members to serve on joint select committees of both Houses of the Parliament.
  2. The Committee shall consist of 10 members, namely, 5 members of the Senate appointed by the Senate, and 5 members of the House of Representatives appointed by that House.
  3. A member of the Parliament is not eligible for appointment as a member of the Committee if he or she is:
    1. a Minister; or
    2. the President of the Senate; or
    3. the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  4. A member ceases to hold office:
    1. when the House of Representatives expires by the passing of time or is dissolved; or
    2. if he or she becomes the holder of an office specified in any of the paragraphs of subsection (3); or
    3. if he or she ceases to be a member of the House of the Parliament by which he or she was appointed; or
    4. if he or she resigns his or her office as provided by subsection (5) or (6).
  5. A member appointed by the Senate may resign his or her office by writing signed by him or her and delivered to the President of the Senate.
  6. A member appointed by the House of Representatives may resign his or her office by writing signed by him or her and delivered to the Speaker of that House.
  7. Either House of the Parliament may appoint one of its members to fill a vacancy amongst the members of the Committee appointed by that House.

214. Powers and proceedings of the Committee

All matters relating to the powers and proceedings of the Committee are to be determined by resolution of both Houses of the Parliament.