Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library

The Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library was established by motion by the House of Representatives and Senate on 21 November and 2 December 2013 respectively. The terms of reference of the committee are to:

  1. consider and report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on any matters relating to the Parliamentary Library referred to it by the President or the Speaker;
  2. provide advice to the President and the Speaker on matters relating to the Parliamentary Library;
  3. provide advice to the President and the Speaker on an annual resource agreement between the Parliamentary Librarian and the Secretary of the Department of Parliamentary Services; and
  4. receive advice and reports, including an annual report, directly from the Parliamentary Librarian on matters relating to the Parliamentary Library