Senate Standing Committee of Privileges

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 44thParliament 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.

Recent Activity

  • On 4 May 2016, the Chair of the Standing Committee of Privileges (Senator Collins) tabled the following report:

Privileges—Standing Committee—162nd report—Possible false or misleading evidence given to the former Nauru select committee, dated May 2016, additional information and submissions.

  • On 12 October 2015 the President of the Senate, Senator the Hon Stephen Parry, made a statement about possible unauthorised disclosure of proceedings of two committees, and tabled an advisory report from the Privileges Committee on one of those matters. The Chair and Deputy Chair of the committee also made statements on the matter.

Current Inquiries

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committee of Privileges
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 62773360
Fax: +61 2 62773199

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About this committee

The Senate Standing Committee of Privileges inquires into and reports upon matters of privilege referred to it by the Senate.

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