Senate committee activity

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

Summary

As at 4 September 2020 the Senate has 65 current inquiries.

In the 46th Parliament, at 4 September 2020, there have been:

  • 119 references (112 new references and 7 re-adopted from the 45th Parliament);
  • 115 reports tabled;
  • 176 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 15 months of each Parliament

Reports

Standing Committee reports in the first 15 months of each Parliament

Hearings held

Standing Committee hearings held in the first 15 months of each Parliament

Additional indicators of activity:

  • • The department is currently supporting nine 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.