Membership of the committee

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Membership of the committee

Members

Mr Harry Jenkins MP, Chair

Scullin, Victoria, ALP

Mr Ken Wyatt AM MP, Deputy Chair

Hasluck, Western Australia, LP

Senator Gary Humphries

Australian Capital Territory, LP

Ms Melissa Parke MP

Fremantle, Western Australia, ALP

Senator Dean Smith

Western Australia, LP

Senator the Hon. Ursula Stephens

New South Wales, ALP

Mr Dan Tehan MP

Wannon, Victoria, LP

Senator Matt Thistlethwaite

New South Wales, ALP

Mr Kelvin Thomson MP

Wills, Victoria, ALP

Senator Penny Wright

South Australia, AG

Functions of the committee

The Committee has the following functions:

a) to examine Bills for Acts, and legislative instruments, that come before either House of the Parliament for compatibility with human rights, and to report to both Houses of the Parliament on that issue;

b) to examine Acts for compatibility with human rights, and to report to both Houses of the Parliament on that issue;

c) to inquire into any matter relating to human rights which is referred to it by the Attorney-General, and to report to both Houses of the Parliament on that matter.

 

Committee secretariat

Ms Jeanette Radcliffe, Secretary
Ms Renuka Thilagaratnam, Principal Research Officer
Ms Lauren McDougall, Executive Assistant

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Ph: 02 6277 3823
Fax: 02 6277 5767
E-mail: human.rights@aph.gov.au
Internet: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=humanrights_ctte/index.htm

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