Senate Committees

The Senate delegates a range of tasks to its committees. As committee proceedings are flexible, they are able to meet in a variety of places, receive written submissions and hear evidence on specified matters. Numerous inquiries can be held at the same time, so many different issues can be examined and reported back to the Senate.

Committees provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to participate in policy making and to have their views placed on the public record and considered as part of the decision-making process.

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Committee reports
Find all recent Senate and Joint Committee reports
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Retirement of coal fired power stations
Environment and Communications References Committee report – March 2017
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Future role and contribution of regional capitals to Australia
Report of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee was presented on 24 November 2016
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2016-2017 Additional Estimates hearings
Additional Estimates hearings were held from 27 February to 3 March 2017

Getting involved in Senate Committee inquiries

Committees provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to participate in policy making and to have their views placed on the public record and considered as part of the decision-making process.

Senate Estimates

The 2017-2018 Budget Estimates hearings will be held from Monday, 22 May to Friday, 2 June 2017.

Previous Estimates

Contact information for Senate Committees

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA

Phone: +61 2 6277 3555

Fax: +61 2 6277 3899

Email: seniorclerk.committees.sen@aph.gov.au