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

Mr Graham Perrett MP

Moreton, Queensland, ALP

Senator the Hon Kim Carr

Victoria, ALP

Senator Anne Ruston

South Australia, LP

Senator Dean Smith

Western Australia, LP

Senator the Hon. Ursula Stephens

New South Wales, ALP

Mr Dan Tehan MP

Wannon, Victoria, LP

Senator Penny Wright

South Australia, AG

Mr Tony Zappia MP

Makin, South Australia, ALP

 

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

PO Box 6100

Ms Renuka Thilagaratnam, Principal Research Officer

Parliament House

Ms Anita Coles, Principal Research Officer

Canberra ACT 2600

Mr Glenn Ryall, Senior Research Officer

Ph: 02 6277 3823

Ms Hannah Dibley, Legislative Research Officer

02 6277 5767

External Legal Adviser
Professor Andrew Byrnes

E-mail: human.rights@aph.gov.au
Internet: http://www.aph.gov.au/joint_humanrights/

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