About this committee

The Environment and Communications Committee portfolio coverage includes: Communications and the Arts, and Environment.

Prior to September 2010, this committee was called the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts and prior to February 2008, it was called the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

Track Committee

2016-2017 Budget Estimates

The 2016-2017 Budget Estimates hearings were held on Thursday, 5 May and Friday, 6 May 2016.

Portfolio Coverage

  • Communications and the Arts
  • Environment

Previous Estimates

Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

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.    

Current Inquiries

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Environment and Communications References Committee

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
ec.sen@aph.gov.au