Role of the Committee

Role of the Committee

Under the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives, standing committees are appointed for the life of the Parliament. The 43rd Parliament was prorogued at 5.29pm on Monday 5 August 2013 and the House of Representatives dissolved at 5.30pm on Monday 5 August 2013 for a general election to be held on Saturday 7 September 2013.

At dissolution, all Committees in the House of Representatives and joint committees of the Senate and House of Representatives for the 43rd Parliament ceased to exist. Therefore, inquiries of the 43rd Parliament that were not completed have now lapsed; however, information about them is still available on this website.

Information on Committees for the 44th Parliament will be presented here as soon as it is available.

Further information on the effects of dissolution and prorogation on committees can be found in Chapter 18 (Parliamentary Committees) of House of Representatives Practice (6th Ed)

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About this committee

The Publications Committee of each House when conferring together form the Joint Committee on Publications which has the dual role:

  • to recommend to the Houses from time to time as to which documents that have not been ordered to be made a Parliamentary Paper by either House, ought to be made a Parliamentary Paper; and

  • to inquire into and report on the publication and distribution of parliamentary andgovernment publications, and on matters

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Committee on Publications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3455
Fax: +61 2 6277 3448
publications.committee.sen@aph.gov.au

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