Senate committees and joint committees administered by the Senate Committee Office.
As at 9 April 2021 the Senate has 64 current inquiries.
In the 46th Parliament, at 9 April 2021, there have been:
- 174 references (167 new references and 7 re-adopted from the 45th Parliament);
- 196 reports tabled;
- 317 hearings.
The following graphs compare references, reports and hearings at the same point in previous parliaments.
Number of references
Standing Committee references—comparison at same point of last 3 Parliaments
Standing Committee reports—comparison at same point of last 3 Parliaments
Standing Committee hearings—comparison at same point of last 3 Parliaments
Additional indicators of activity:
- The department is currently supporting eight select committees. During the 45th Parliament, the department supported 15 select committees.
- At present, the department also supports six joint committees and one joint select committee.