Senate Committees

Double dissolution

At the dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 for a general election on 2 July 2016, the parliamentary committees of the 44th Parliament ceased to exist. Therefore inquiries that were not completed have lapsed and submissions cannot be received. However, information about the inquiries is still available on this website.

Information on committees for the 45th Parliament will be presented here as soon as it is available.

Getting involved in Senate Committee inquiries

Committees provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to particpate in policy making and to have their views placed on the public record and considered as part of the decision-making process.

Senate Estimates

The 2016-2017 Budget Estimates hearings were held on Thursday, 5 May and Friday, 6 May 2016.

Previous Estimates

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About Senate Committees

The Senate delegates a range of tasks to its committees. As committee proceedings are flexible, they are able to meet in a variety of places, receive written submissions and hear evidence on specified matters. Numerous inquiries can be held at the same time, so many different issues can be examined and quickly reported back to the Senate.

Committees provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to participate in policy making and to have their views placed on the public record and considered as part of the decision-making process.

Contact information for Senate Committees

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA

Phone: +61 2 6277 3555

Fax: +61 2 6277 3899

Email: seniorclerk.committees.sen@aph.gov.au

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