About this inquiry

The Procedure Committee will inquire into and report on practices and procedures relating to question time
Track Inquiry

Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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Inquiry into the practices and procedures relating to question time

On 1 August 2019 the Procedure Committee adopted an inquiry into the practices and procedures relating to question time in the House of Representatives.

The Committee invites written submissions, addressing the terms of reference by Thursday, 31 October 2019
Further information about making a submission is available on the preparing a submission to an inquiry page. 

An online survey is also open until 31 October 2019.

Information about question time is available in the following publications:

House of Representatives Infosheet 1 - Questions
House of Representatives Standing Orders, Chapter 9 - Questions seeking information
House of Representatives Practice, Chapter 15 - Questions

Background paper: Jurisdictional comparison of question time

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Standing Committee on Procedure
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4672