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Appendix 2: Committee activity

2. Committee activity

This appendix tallies the activities of the House of Representatives and joint committees of the Forty-fifth Parliament in 2017–18. In previous years, joint committees supported by the Department of the Senate were included in this list. This year, only House and joint committees supported by the Department of the House of Representatives are listed.

Committee Meetings Inquiries active at
30 June 2018
Reports presenteda

Scrutiny committees

     

Agriculture and Water Resources

16

1

2

Communications and the Arts

12

0

1

Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoplesb

13

1

0

Economics

24

4

7

Electoral Matters

34

3

3

Employment, Education and Training

10

1

2

Environment and Energy

25

1

1

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

83

9

4

Health, Aged Care and Sport

54

2

2

Indigenous Affairs

32

1

1

Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources

32

1

2

Infrastructure, Transport and Cities

32

1

0

Intelligence and Security

78

4

18

Intergenerational Welfare Dependenceb

0

1

0

Migration

18

2

1

National Capital and External Territories

23

3

2

Northern Australia

33

0

1

Public Accounts and Audit

19

9

9

Public Works

36

3

6

Regional Development and Decentralisationc

30

0

1

Social Policy and Legal Affairs

21

1

1

Tax and Revenue

20

2

0

Trade and Investment Growth

11

1

0

Treaties

21

8

8

Internal committees

Appropriations and Administration

3

0

2

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings

0

0

0

Petitions

16

0

1

Privileges and Members’ Interests

12

0

2

Procedure

10

1

2

Publications (House)

2

0

0

Publications (Joint)

5

0

1

Selection

15

0

14

  1. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties often present reports that incorporate multiple completed inquiries. Statistics detailed here tally the number of reports presented only and not the number of completed inquiries.
  2. The Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the Select Committee on Intergenerational Welfare Dependence are select committees that were established during the reporting period. These committees will expire upon presentation of their final reports, or when the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time.
  3. The Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation is a select committee that presented its final report on 28 June 2018 and has therefore expired.
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