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  • Economics Committee to scrutinise the four major banks

    Australia’s four major banks will appear before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics at public hearings in Canberra on 8 and 15 November 2019.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 19 August 2019


  • Learning from regional migration success stories

    A federal parliamentary committee is hitting the road to find out what can be done to increase the number of migrants moving to regional areas.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019


  • Trade and Investment Growth Inquiry Commences

    The Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth has commenced an Inquiry into Supporting Australia’s Exports and Attracting Investment.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 12 August 2019


  • National security and law enforcement impacts on the press - hearings commence

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will hold two public hearings this week for its Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 12 August 2019


  • Election inspection: have your say on the 2019 polls

    Submissions are now open for the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters inquiry into the 2019 Federal Election. The roles of pre-poll voting, political advertising standards, disinformation and third-party actors are expected to be examined by the Committee.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 9 August 2019


  • Committee to review three national security bills

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced two reviews into the three new national security bills.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 9 August 2019


  • Committee to explore nuclear power option

    The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy has commenced an inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in Australia.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 7 August 2019


  • Reserve Bank Governor to appear before House Economics Committee in Canberra

    The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics will hold a public hearing with the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Dr Philip Lowe, on Friday, 9 August 2019 in Canberra.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 6 August 2019


  • Indonesia and Hong Kong free trade agreements ready for review

    Major free trade agreements with Hong Kong and Indonesia will be considered by Parliament’s Treaties Committee in coming weeks.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 2 August 2019


  • New leadership for Territory oversight

    The Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories has started work under new leadership, after electing the Hon Keith Pitt MP as its Chair and Senator Carol Brown as Deputy Chair.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 2 August 2019


  • Committee questions Question Time

    Can question time in the House of Representatives be improved? What can we learn from other parliaments? These questions and more will be considered by the House Procedure Committee, and the Australian public is being invited to have its say.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 2 August 2019


  • Committee to hear from Government and civil society on citizenship loss provisions

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing for its Review of the Australian Citizenship renunciation by conduct and cessation provisions.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 1 August 2019


  • Committee to scrutinise groups listed as terrorist organisations

    The Intelligence and Security Committee will question the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the Department of Home Affairs in relation to six organisations proposed to be listed as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code) during a public hearing in Canberra tomorrow.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 30 July 2019


  • Committee to scrutinise the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced an inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press. The inquiry was referred by the Attorney-General, The Hon Christian Porter MP, on 4 July 2019, for the PJCIS to inquire into the Terms of Reference.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 5 July 2019




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