Completed inquiries and reports

Report Name Date Tabled

Recognising, valuing and supporting unpaid carers - Report of the Inquiry into the recognition of unpaid carers

Government response: No response to date

 27 March 2024

Inquiry into the Administrative Review Tribunal Bill 2023 and the Administrative Review Tribunal (Consequential and Transitional Provisions No.1) Bill 2023

23 February 2024

You win some, you lose more - Report of the inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on those experiencing gambling harm

Government response: No response to date

26 June 2023

Report Name Date Tabled

Protecting the age of innocence - Report of the inquiry into age verification for online wagering and online pornography

Parliamentary Paper: 61/2020
Government Response: 1 June 2021

5 March 2020

Shelter in the storm - COVID-19 and homelessness - Interim report of the inquiry into homelessness in Australia

Parliamentary Paper: 261/2020

7 October 2020

Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

Parliamentary Paper:119/2021
Government Response: 30 March 2023

31 March 2021 

Ending Indefinite and Arbitrary Immigration Detention Bill 2021

The Committee Chair, Mr Andrew Wallace MP, reported to the House by oral statement.  The transcript of the statement can be found by clicking here.

22 June 2021

Constitutional roundtable on fixed four-year parliamentary terms

The Committee has not reported on this roundtable.  Evidence from the roundtable will be considered as part of the Committee's inquiry into constitutional reform and referendums.


Final Report - Inquiry into homelessness in Australia

Parliamentary Paper: 215/2021
Government Response: 17 February 2022

4 August 2021

Inquiry into constitutional reform and referendums

Parliamentary Paper: 19/2022
Government Response: No response to date

22 December 2021


Report Name Date Tabled
Surrogacy Matters
Inquiry into the regulatory and legislative aspects of international
and domestic surrogacy arrangements
Parliamentary Paper: 117/2016
Government Response: November 2018
4 May 2016

Roundtable on Constitutional law and Australian citizenship
The Committee does not intend to report on this inquiry

From conflict to cooperation
Inquiry into the Child Support Program
Parliamentary Paper: 202/2015
Government Response: August 2016
20 July 2015

Reviewing Troubled Waters
Consideration of the Government response to the 2012 inquiry into
arrangements surrounding crimes at sea

Parliamentary Paper: 171/2015
Government Response: September 2016

22 June 2015
Roundtable on Surrogacy
Parliamentary Paper: 93/2015
24 March 2015

Revisiting recognition
Report on the roundtable with Australian South Sea Islanders
Parliamentary Paper: 92/2015

24 March 2015
Eyes in the sky
Inquiry into drones and the regulation of air safety and privacy
Parliamentary Paper: 153/2014
Government Response: December 2016
14 July 2014

About this committee

The Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs is appointed under Standing Order 215 which was passed by the House of Representatives on 26 July 2022.

The Committee may inquire into and report on any matter referred to it by either the House or a Minister, including any pre-legislation proposal, bill, motion, petition, vote or expenditure, other financial matter, report or document.
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Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2358