Resolution of Appointment

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration is appointed under a resolution of appointment which was passed by the House of Representatives on 21 November 2013 and the Senate on 2 December 2013.

(1) a Joint Standing Committee on Migration be appointed to inquire into and reportupon:
  (a) regulations made or proposed to be made under the Migration Act 1958;
  (b) all proposed changes to the Migration Act 1958 and any related acts;and
  (c) such other matters relating to migration as may be referred to it by the Minister responsible for the administration of the Migration Act 1958.
(2) annual reports of government departments and authorities and reports of the Auditor General presented to the House shall stand referred to the committee for any inquiry the committee may wish to make and reports shall stand referred to the committee in accordance with a schedule tabled by the Speaker to record the areas of responsibility of each committee, provided that:
  (a) any question concerning responsibility for a report or a part of a report shall be determined by the Speaker; and
  (b) the period during which an inquiry concerning an annual report may be commenced by a committee shall end on the day on which the next annual report of that department or authority is presented to the House;
(3) the committee consist of 10 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 1 Senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;
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About this committee

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration is appointed under a resolution of appointment which was passed by the House of Representatives on 21 November 2013 and the Senate on 2 December 2013.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Migration
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4560
Fax: +61 2 6277 2219
jscm@aph.gov.au