Inquiry process

Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities

Inquiry process

The select committee was due to report twice each year during the 42nd Parliament.

The committee tabled five reports in total, which are available here.

The committee's terms of reference are very broad and cover a range of subjects. These include Commonwealth government policies that are specific to the Northern Territory Emergency Response, the wellbeing and safety of children and the involvement of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments in regional and remote Indigenous communities.

In its first report of 30 September 2008 the committee provided an overview of the breadth of issues that had been raised with them by communities, organisations, business and industry as well as individuals living and working in regional and remote Indigenous communities. The committee also reported on the following themes that arose out of submissions and during community visits:

The second report of 25 June 2009 included chapters on the Northern Territory and South Australia, while the committee's third report of 26 November 2009 focussed on Western Australia and New South Wales. The committee's fourth report focussed on Queensland, while the final report presented the committee's overall findings.

For further information, contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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