Role of the Committee
The Standing Committee on Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water was appointed under Standing Order 215 on Tuesday, 26 July 2022.
The Committee may inquire into and report on any matter referred to it by either the House or a Minister, including any pre-legislation proposal, bill, motion, petition, vote or expenditure, other financial matter, report or document.
Appointed under Standing Order 215 (d), the committee consists of five government Members, three opposition Members and one crossbench Member. Each House committee may have its membership supplemented by up to four members for a particular inquiry, with a maximum of two extra government and two extra opposition or crossbench Members. Supplementary members shall have the same participatory rights as other members, but may not vote.