Committee Membership

Committee Members

Participating Members

Senators Eric Abetz, Chris Back, Cory Bernardi, Catryna Bilyk, Carol Brown, David Bushby, Matthew Canavan, Kim Carr, Jacinta Collins, Richard Di Natale, Sean Edwards, David Fawcett, Alex Gallacher, Katy Gallagher, Sarah Hanson-Young, Bill Heffernan, Chris Ketter, Joanna Lindgren, Sue Lines, Scott Ludlam, Joseph Ludwig, Ian Macdonald, Gavin Marshall, Jenny McAllister, Anne McEwen, Claire Moore, Barry O'Sullivan, James Paterson, Nova Peris, Helen Polley, Lee Rhiannon, Janet Rice, Zed Seselja, Rachel Siewert, Robert Simms, Lisa Singh, Dean Smith, Glenn Sterle, Anne Urquhart, Larissa Waters, 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 4 February 2016, the Senate resolved to establish the Select Committee on School Funding Investment. The committee is to inquire on the effect of reduced Commonwealth funding for state and territory provided schools and provide a final report to the Senate by 30 August 2016.

Submissions closed 4 March 2016.



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