House of Representatives Committees

Standing Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

43rd Parliament (September 2010 - August 2013)

Report concerning a further application from Mr Brian McCarty for the publication of a response to a reference made in the House of Representatives - PDF (presented 27 June 2013)
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Report concerning an application from Mr Matthew Joyce for the publication of a response to a reference made in the House of Representatives - PDF (presented 16 May 2103)
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Report concerning an application from Mr Michael Smith for the publication of a response to a reference made in the House of Representatives - PDF (presented 14 March 2013)
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Report concerning an application from Mr Ian Munro for the publication of a response to a reference made in the House of Representatives - PDF (presented 14 February 2013)
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Report concerning an application from Mr Brian McCarty for the publication of a response to a reference made in the House of Representatives - PDF (presented 14 February 2013)
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Report concerning the registration and declaration of members' interests during 2012 - PDF (presented 14 February 2013)
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Report concerning the possible unauthorised disclosure of the internal proceedings of the Committee - PDF (presented 20 August 2012)
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Inquiry into whether in the course of his statement of 21 May 2012, the Honourable Member for Dobell deliberately misled the House (lapsed)

Terms of Reference: On 22 May 2012, the House referred to the Committee the following matter:

having regard to the matters raised in the House on 22 May 2012 by the Manager of Opposition Business, whether in the course of his statement of 21 May 2012, the Honourable Member for Dobell deliberately misled the House.

Report concerning the registration and declaration of members' interests during 2011 - PDF (presented 13 February 2012)

Report concerning the registration and declaration of members' interests during 2010 - PDF (presented 24 February 2011)

Draft Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament

Report into a draft code of conduct for Members of Parliament (presented 23 November 2011)

Submissions

Terms of Reference: On 23 November 2010, the House of Representatives has referred the following matter, that:

(1)   the Privileges and Members’ Interests Committee (the Committee):

            (a)    develop a draft Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament; and

            (b)    report back to the House by the end of the Spring 2011 sittings, 30 November 2011;

(2)    in considering the matters in paragraph 1 above, the Committee give consideration to:

            (a)    the operation of codes of conduct in other parliaments;

            (b)    who could make a complaint in relation to breaches of a code and how those complaints

                      might be considered;

            (c)    the role of the proposed Parliamentary Integrity Commissioner in upholding a code; and

            (d)    how a code might be enforced and what sanctions could be available to the Parliament; and

(3)    the Committee consult with the equivalent committee in the Senate on the text of a Code of Conduct with the aim of developing a uniform code, together with uniform processes for its implementation for Members and Senators.

42nd Parliament (February 2008 - July 2010)

Publication of the Register of Members' Interests on the Australian Parliament website - PDF (presented 24 June 2010)
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Inquiry into whether there has been improper interference with the Member for Ryan (lapsed)

Terms of Reference: On 3 June 2010, the House referred to the Committee the following matter:

having regard to the matters raised in the House on 31 May 2010 by the Leader of the House and referred to in the House on 2 June 2010 by the Member for Ryan, whether the Member for Ryan has been subject to improper interference, or attemtped improper interference, with the free performance of his duties as a Member, and, if so, whether a contempt has been committed..

Inquiry into the use of mobile devices during proceedings (lapsed)

Terms of Reference: On 18 March 2010, the House referred to the Committee the following matter:

having regard to the matter complained about by the Hon Member for Fisher, whether formal rules should be adopted by the House to ensure that the use of mobile devices during proceedings does not interfere with the free exercise by a House or a committee of its authority or functions, or with the free performance by a member of his or her duties as a member.

Report concerning the registration and declaration of members' interests during 2008 and 2009 - PDF (presented 18 March 2010)

Publication of details of Members' Interests on the Australian Parliament House website - PDF (presented 19 November 2009)

Procedures of the Committee and the House in relation to consideration of privilege matters and procedural fairness - PDF (presented 17 September 2009)

Report on the review of procedures of the Committee - PDF (presented 10 November 2008)

The issue of the exchange between the Member for Robertson and the Member for Indi on 28 May 2008 and the subsequent withdrawal and apology by the Member for Robertson on 29 May 2008

Report on the issue of the exchange between the Member for Robertson and the Member for Indi on 28 May 2008 and the subsequent withdrawal and apology by the Member for Robertson on 29 May 2008 - PDF (presented 23 October 2008)

Terms of Reference: On 17 June 2008, the House referred the following matter to the Committee:

the issue of the exchange between the Member for Robertson and the Member for Indi on 28 May 2008 and the subsequent withdrawal and apology by the Member for Robertson on 29 May 2008

 

Review of the procedures of the House of Representatives and of the Committee in relation to parliamentary privilege -

Report concerning an application from Professor Flint for the publication of a response to a reference made in the House of Representatives - PDF (presented 4 September 2008)

Report concerning the operations of the Committee of Members' Interests during 2007 - PDF (presented 20 March 2008)

Previous Parliaments

Reports of inquiries conducted by the former committee are available from the Standing Committee of Privileges reports page

 

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