An inquiry into the waste and recycling industry in Australia including issues relating to landfill, markets for recycled waste and the role of the Australian Government in providing a coherent approach to the management of solid waste.
An inquiry into the Commonwealth's responsibility under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to protect the globally significant and National Heritage listed Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula including the impact of industrial pollution and matters related to the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments’ conditions regulating and oversighting industries on the Burrup Peninsula.
Inquiry into the impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities.
An inquiry into the adequacy of parliamentary privilege with regard to the use of intrusive powers by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
On 4 September 2017 the House referred to the Committee the following matter for inquiry and report:
Whether the former member for Dunkley, Mr Bruce Billson, by accepting an appointment as, and acting as, a paid director of the Franchise Council of Australia whilst still a member of the House gives rise either to any issues that may constitute a contempt of the House or to any issues concerning the appropriate conduct of a member having regard to their responsibilities to their constituents and to the public interest.
The inquiry will look at ways to ensure students are supported from school to work by measuring gain in schools and how this contributes to supporting students for post-school education and training. The inquiry will also look at opportunities to better inform students of appropriate post-school education and training using employment outcomes as a measure of course suitability.
The Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport will inquire into and report on the use and marketing of electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) and personal vaporisers in Australia.
This inquiry will examine the Australian Government's role in the development of cities.
The Committee will inquire into how taxpayers, particularly individuals and small businesses, engage with Australia’s tax system.
On 6 December 2017, the Minister for Finance referred the Bill to the Committee for inquiry and report.
Submissions close on Friday, 9 March 2018.
On 21 September 2016, the Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on all aspects of the 2016 Federal Election and related matters.
The Committee is conducting a review of political donations as part of its inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election.
The Committee shall examine access to free trade agreements by small and medium sized enterprises for the export of goods and services
The Committee will inquire into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief.
The Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia will inquire into and report on opportunities and methods for, and impediments and challenges to stimulating the tourism industry in Northern Australia.
These hearings will provide an opportunity for the Committee to ask the NCA about recent developments and plans for the National Capital, including the status of current and proposed works.
This inquiry will examine the:
The role of the Committee is to monitor the activities of ASIC, the Takeovers Panel and the Corporations Legislation.
An inquiry into the integrity of Australia's border arrangements.