House of Representatives Committees

Joint Committee on Publications

Under the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives, standing committees are appointed for the life of the Parliament. The 43rd Parliament was prorogued at 5.29pm on Monday 5 August 2013 and the House of Representatives dissolved at 5.30pm on Monday 5 August 2013 for a general election to be held on Saturday 7 September 2013.

At dissolution, all Committees in the House of Representatives and joint committees of the Senate and House of Representatives for the 43rd Parliament ceased to exist. Therefore, inquiries of the 43rd Parliament that were not completed have now lapsed; however, information about them is still available on this website.

Information on Committees for the 44th Parliament will be presented here as soon as it is available.

Further information on the effects of dissolution and prorogation on committees can be found in Chapter 18 (Parliamentary Committees) of House of Representatives Practice (6th Ed)

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Joint Committee Members

The committee consists of seven Senators and seven Members of the House of Representatives:

Hon Justine Elliot MP (Chair) (Australian Labor Party, Richmond,NSW)

Senator Carol Brown (Deputy Chair) (Australian Labor Party, Tasmania)

Senator Cory Bernardi (Liberal Party of Australia, SA)

Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP (Australian Labor Party, Hunter, NSW)

Senator Mark Furner (Australian Labor Party, Queensland)

Mr Steve Irons MP (Liberal Party of Australia, Swan, WA)

Senator Gavin Marshall (Australian Labor Party, Victoria)

Senator the Hon Brett Mason (Liberal Party of Australia, Queensland)

Mr Rob Mitchell MP (Australian Labor Party, McEwen, Vic)

Mr Ken O'Dowd MP (The Nationals, Flynn, Qld)

Ms Julie Owens MP (Australian Labor Party, Parramatta, NSW)

Senator Stephen Parry (Liberal Party of Australia, Tasmania)

Senator Glenn Sterle (Australian Labor Party, WA)

Mr Ross Vasta MP (Liberal Party of Australia, Bonner, Qld)


The Joint Committee Secretariat can be contacted at:

Committee Secretary
Joint Committee on Publications
Department of the House of Representatives
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone:  +61 2 6277 4791
Fax:     +61 2 6277 4517

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