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Terms of Reference
This inquiry will review the printing standards for documents presented to Parliament and their place in an increasingly online environment.
The Committee will inquire into Australia’s trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom
The Committee will inquire into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief.
The Defence Sub-Committee will review the Department of Defence Annual Report 2015-16.
The Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia will inquire into and report on opportunities and methods for, and impediments and challenges to stimulating the tourism industry in Northern Australia.
On 14 September 2016, pursuant to the agreement of the House of Representatives and the Senate, a Joint Standing Committee was established to inquire into and report on the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The committee is composed of nine Members and eight Senators.
The closing date for submissions is 31 March 2017.
The Committee will inquire into and report on the Strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Territories.
These hearings will provide an opportunity for the Committee to ask the NCA about recent developments and plans for the National Capital, including the status of current and proposed works.
An inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach.
An inquiry into and report on the transitional arrangements for the NDIS.
This inquiry will examine the Exchange of notes amending the:
Agreement on Consular Relations between Australia and the People’s Republic of China  ATS 26
Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China concerning the Continuation of the Consular Functions by Australia in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China  ATS 33
(Canberra, 9 May 2016)
Inquiry into whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors.
An inquiry into the life insurance industry
The role of the Committee is to monitor the activities of ASIC, the Takeovers Panel and the Corporations Legislation.
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review of the operation, effectiveness and implications of Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.
An inquiry into the integrity of Australia's border arrangements.