About this committee

The Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs is appointed under Standing Order 215.

The Committee may inquire into and report on any matter referred to it by either the House or a Minister, including any pre-legisation proposal, bill, motion, petition, vote or expenditure, other financial matter, report or document.

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Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2358
Fax: +61 2 6277 8463
spla.reps@aph.gov.au

Role of the Committee

The Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs is appointed under Standing Order 215. It was appointed on 4 July 2019.

 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, the Committee consists of five government Members and three non-government Members. 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 non-aligned Members. Supplementary members shall have the same participatory rights as other members, but may not vote.

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