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 provisions of the Airports Amendment Bill 2016.
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.
On 9 February 2017 the Committee commenced its Inquiry on water use efficiency in Australian agriculture.
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.
The Committee will inquire into and report on the educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Refer to the terms of reference for further information.
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.
The Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy is inquiring into the 2015-16 annual report of the Department of the Environment and Energy, focusing on modernising Australia’s electricity grid.
Terms of Reference
This inquiry will review the printing standards for documents presented to Parliament and their place in an increasingly online environment.
On 6 December 2017, the Senate referred the implications of recent decisions made by the Court of Disputed Returns to the Committee for inquiry and report by Tuesday 6 February 2018.
Submissions are due by Friday 22 December 2017.
On 6 December 2017, the Minister for Finance referred the Bill to the Committee for inquiry and report by Friday 2 March 2018.
Submissions close on Thursday 25 January 2018.
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.
On 14 September 2016, pursuant to the agreement of the House of Representatives and the Senate, a Joint Standing Committee was established to inquire into and report on the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The committee is composed of nine Members and eight Senators.
The closing date for submissions is 31 March 2017.
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.