About the Committee

The Environment and Communications Committees cover the following portfolios: Communications and the Arts; and Environment and Energy.

Prior to September 2010, this committee was called the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts and prior to February 2008, it was called the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

Track Committee

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818

Completed inquiries and reports

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications

Completed inquiries and reports (2016-present)

Inquiry name Date completed
Legislation Committee  
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Bill 2017 [Provisions]
9 May 2017
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015
13 April 2017
Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2016
30 March 2017
Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015
29 March 2017
Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016
30 November 2016
Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform Bill) 2016 [Provisions]
7 November 2016
References Committee  
Risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial pollination purposes
13 June 2017
Oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight
11 May 2017
Retirement of coal fired power stations
29 March 2017
Continuation of construction of the Perth Freight Link in the face of significant environmental breaches
6 March 2017
Response to, and lessons learnt from, recent bushfires in remote Tasmanian wilderness
8 December 2016
Environmental, social and economic impacts of large-capacity fishing vessels commonly known as 'Supertrawlers' operating in Australia's marine jurisdiction
23 November 2016
Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet
23 November 2016

Report on references not disposed of at the end of the 44th Parliament (PDF 41KB)