Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

About this committee

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights was established in March 2012 following the passage of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, and once the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives outlining the details of the committee's operation. The committee's main function is to examine bills and legislation (including delegated legislation) for compatibility with international human rights standards

Committee Secretariat contact:

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
PO Box 6100,
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 3823
Fax: 02 6277 5767

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Legislative Scruity Unit

This committee is part of the Legislative Scrutiny Unit. The Parliament has three legislative scrutiny committees that have differing responsibilities to scrutinise legislation, and proposed legislation (including delegated legislation), to assess whether they conform to certain principles, including to do with personal rights and civil liberties. Links to the unit home page and each of the unit's committees are provided below: