House of Representatives 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.   

Contact information for House Committees

Clerk Assistant (Committees)
Department of the House of Representatives
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA

Phone: +61 2 6277 4397

Fax: +61 2 6277 4034

Email: committee.reps@aph.gov.au

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About House Committees

Parliamentary committees are one mechanism the House uses to keep a check on the activities of the Government. Because they have extensive powers to call for people, including public servants, and documents to come before them, committees can thoroughly investigate questions of government administration and service delivery.

Committees can contribute to better informed policy-making and legislative processes. They help Members to access a wide range of community and expert views so that through the committee process, the Parliament is able to be better informed of community issues and attitudes.

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