Committee Membership

Committee Members

Participating Members

Senators Eric Abetz, Chris Back, Catryna Bilyk, Carol Brown, David Bushby, Kim Carr, Jacinta Collins, Sam Dastyari, Richard Di Natale, Sean Edwards, David Fawcett, Alex Gallacher, Katy Gallagher, Sarah Hanson-Young, Bill Heffernan, Chris Ketter, Sue Lines, Scott Ludlam, Ian Macdonald, Gavin Marshall, Jenny McAllister, Anne McEwen, Bridget McKenzie, Nick McKim, Claire Moore, Deborah O'Neill, Barry O'Sullivan, James Paterson, Nova Peris, Helen Polley, Linda Reynolds, Lee Rhiannon, Janet Rice, Zed Seselja, Rachel Siewert, Robert Simms, Lisa Singh, Dean Smith, Glenn Sterle, Anne Urquhart, Peter Whish-Wilson, John Williams, Penny Wong

About this committee

At the dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 for a general election on 2 July 2016, the parliamentary committees of the 44th Parliament ceased to exist. Therefore inquiries that were not completed have lapsed and submissions cannot be received.  However, information about the inquiries is still available on this website. 

Information on this committee in the 45th Parliament will be presented here as soon as it is available.


On 12 November 2015,  the Senate resolved to establish the Select Committee on Unconventional Gas Mining. The committee is to inquire on the adequacy of Australia‘s legislative, regulatory and policy framework for unconventional gas mining including coal seam gas (CSG) and shale gas mining, and provide a final report to the Senate on or before 30 June 2016.

The closing date for submissions is 14 March 2016.

Please note that the publication of submissions is not an automatic process. The committee carefully considers all submissions, and there may be a delay between a submission being provided and it being considered for publication. If you have any questions regarding your submission or the inquiry, please contact the secretariat.  



Committee Secretariat contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3555
Fax: +61 2 6277 3899
seniorclerk.committees.sen@aph.gov.au