Senate committee activity

Senate committees and joint committees administered by the Senate Committee Office.

Summary

As at 30 September 2019 the Senate has 54 current inquiries.

In the 46th Parliament, at 30 September 2019, there have been:

  • 56 references (49 new references and 7 re-adopted from the 45th Parliament);
  • 26 reports tabled;
  • 30 hearings.
The following graphs compare references, reports and hearings at the same point in previous parliaments.

Number of references

Standing Committee references in the first 3 months of each Parliament

Reports

Standing Committee references in the first 3 months of each Parliament

Hearings held

Standing Committee references in the first 3 months of each Parliament

Additional indicators of activity:

  • The department is currently supporting four select committees. During the 45th Parliament, the department supported 15 select committees.
  • At present, the department also supports six joint committees and two joint select committee.
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