Senate committee activity

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

Summary

As at 1 April 2020 the Senate has 61 current inquiries.

In the 46th Parliament, at 1 April 2020, there have been:

  • 99 references (92 new references and 7 re-adopted from the 45th Parliament);
  • 91 reports tabled;
  • 130 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 9.5 months of each Parliament

Reports

Standing Committee references in the first 9.5 months of each Parliament

Hearings held

Standing Committee references in the first 9.5 months of each Parliament

Additional indicators of activity:

  • The department is currently supporting seven 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 committees.