Role of the Committee

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration is one of ten joint committees administered by the House of Representatives, and is established by a  resolution of appointment which was passed by the House of Representatives on 1 September 2016 and the Senate on 12 September 2016.

The committee consist of 10 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 1 Senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator.

The Committee has had the following name changes in recent Parliaments:

 

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