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December 2016

Capital hearing crowdsourced

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories has held a hearing with a twist – it has taken to Facebook for the first time to call on questions from Canberra’s public.

November 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education to be examined

The House Committee on Indigenous Affairs has re-opened submissions on an inquiry into educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

October 2016

House committees established

The House of Representatives has established a range of committees to assist the work of the 45th Parliament.

Parliamentary committees investigate specific matters of policy or government administration or performance.


2016 election under scrutiny

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has commenced an inquiry into this year's federal election.

Committee Chair Senator Linda Reynolds said "the inquiry will provide an important opportunity for interested members of the Australian public to provide feedback on the conduct of the 2016 election."


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