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Question time inquiry – public hearings

Issue date: Wednesday, 1 July 2020

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure will hold further public hearings on 2 and 7 July as part of its inquiry into the practices and procedures relating to question time in the House.

Chair of the committee Mr Ross Vasta said the committee will hear from two former Members of Parliament, including a former Speaker, via teleconference.

‘Mr Peter Slipper and Ms Cheryl Kernot have both made submissions to our inquiry and we are looking forward to discussing their views in more detail,’ Mr Vasta said.

‘In its hearings, the committee is exploring the valuable feedback it has received from surveys, submissions and witnesses so far,’ said Mr Milton Dick, the Deputy Chair of the committee.

At the conclusion of its inquiry, the Committee will make recommendations to the House for its consideration. Further information about the inquiry is available on the Committee’s website.

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday, 2 July 2020
Time: 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
Location: by teleconference
Witness: Mr Peter Slipper

Date: Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Time: 11.00 am to 11.45 am
Location: by teleconference
Witness: Ms Cheryl Kernot

The hearings will be broadcast live at

Media inquiries

Mr Ross Vasta
(07) 3893 3488

Mr Milton Dick
(07) 3879 6440

For background information

Committee Secretariat
(02) 6277 4672

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