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COMMITTEES

Unless otherwise shown, appointed for life of 43rd Parliament

Standing

Pursuant to standing orders

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AFFAIRS: Mr Neumann ( Chair ), Dr Stone ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Grierson, Ms Griggs, Mr Haase, Mr Husic, Mr Perrett.

Current inquiry:

High level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.

AGRICULTURE, RESOURCES, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY: Mr Adams ( Chair ), Mr Schultz ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Cheeseman, Mr Christensen, Mr Crook, Mr Lyons, Mr Mitchell, Mr Tehan.

Current inquiry:

Australian forestry industry.

APPROPRIATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION: The Speaker ( Chair ), Mr Fitzgibbon, Ms Hall, Mr E. T. Jones, Mr C. Kelly, Ms Marino, Mr Scott, Mr K. J. Thomson, Ms Vamvakinou .

CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENT AND THE ARTS : Mr Zappia ( Chair ), Dr Washer ( Deputy Chair ), Ms A. E. Burke, Ms Hall, Ms Marino, Mr K. J. Thomson, Wyatt Roy (Mr Bandt to be a supplementary member for the purpose of the inquiry into the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010.)

Current inquiry:

National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010.

ECONOMICS : Mr C. R. Thomson ( Chair ), Mr Ciobo ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Buchholz, Mr S. P. Jones, Dr Leigh, Ms O'Dwyer, Ms Owens (Mr Billson to be a supplementary member for the purpose of the inquiry into the Competition and Consumer (Price Signalling) Amendment Bill 2010.)

Current inquiries:

Competition and Consumer (Price Signalling) Amendment Bill 2010.

Indigenous economic development in Queensland.

Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 2010.

Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010.

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT: Ms Rishworth ( Chair ), Mr Ramsey ( Deputy Chair ), Mrs K. L. Andrews, Mrs D'Ath, Ms O'Neill, Mr Symon, Mr Tudge.

Current inquiry:

School libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools.

HEALTH AND AGEING : Mr Georganas ( Chair ), Mr Irons ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Coulton, Ms Hall, Mr Lyons, Ms O'Neill, Mr Wyatt.

Current inquiries:

R egistration processes and support for overseas trained doctors.

Roundtable forum on early intervention programs aimed at youth suicide prevention.

HOUSE: The Speaker, Mr Entsch, Mr Fitzgibbon, Ms Hall, Mr Hayes, Mr E. T. Jones, Mr McCormack.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMMUNICATIONS: Ms Bird ( Chair ), Mr Neville ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Fletcher, Mr Husic, Mr S. P. Jones, Mr Oakeshott, Mrs Prentice, Mr Symon.

Current inquiry:

R ole and potential of the National Broadband Network.

PETITIONS: Mr Murphy ( Chair ), Dr Jensen ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Adams, Mr Broadbent, Ms A. E. Burke, Mr Byrne, Mr Chester, Ms Saffin, Mr Symon, Mr van Manen .

PROCEDURE: Ms Owens ( Chair ), Mr Broadbent ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Bird, Mr Fitzgibbon, Mr Irons, Mr E. T. Jones, Mr Sidebottom .

Current inquiries:

P rocedural changes implemented in the 43 rd Parliament.

Maintenance of the standing and sessional orders.

PRIVILEGES AND MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: Ms A. E. Burke ( Chair ), Mr Secker ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Alexander, Mr Cheeseman, Mr Fitzgibbon (nominee of the Leader of the House), Mr Lyons, Mr Randall, Ms Rowland, Mr Somlyay ( nominee of the Deputy Leader of the Opposition ), Mr Symon, Mr Windsor.

Current inquiry:

Draft Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament .

PUBLICATIONS: Mr Hayes ( Chair ), Mr Vasta ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Irons, Dr Leigh, Mr Mitchell, Mr O'Dowd.

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA: Mr Windsor ( Chair ), Mr Sidebottom ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Livermore, Mr McCormack, Mr Mitchell, Dr Stone, Mr Tehan, Mr C. R. Thomson. (Mr Gibbons, Ms Ley, Mr Secker and Mr Zappia to be supplementary members for the purpose of the inquiry into the socio-economic impact of the proposed Murray-Darling Basin plan.)

Current inquiry:

Socio-economic impact of the proposed Murray -Darling Basin plan.

SELECTION: The Speaker ( Chair ), Mr Bandt, Mr Coulton, Mr Entsch, Mr Fitzgibbon, Ms Hall, Mr Hayes, Ms Marino, Mr Oakeshott, Ms Saffin, Mr Secker.

SOCIAL POLICY AND LEGAL AFFAIRS: Mr Perrett ( Chair ), Mrs Moylan ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Neumann, Ms Rowland, Ms Smyth, Dr Stone, Mr Vasta .

Current inquiry:

Regulation of billboard and outdoor advertising.

Joint Select

CYBER-SAFETY ( Formed 30 September 2010 ): Senator Wortley ( Chair ), Mr Hawke ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Fletcher, Mr Husic, Mr Perrett, Ms Rishworth, Mr Zappia, Senator Barnett, Senator Bushby, Senator Ludlam, Senator Pratt. ( To report by 30 April 2012. )

GAMBLING REFORM (Formed 30 September 2010) : Mr Wilkie ( Chair ), Mr Champion ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Ciobo, Mr Frydenberg, Mr S. P. Jones, Mr Neumann, Senator Back, Senator Bilyk, Senator Crossin, Senator Xenophon ( To report by 30 June 2013 ) .

Current inquiries:

Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008.

Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2010.

Prevalence of interactive and online gambling in Australia.

PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICE (Formed 22 November 2010) : Senator Faulkner ( Chair ), Mr Pyne ( Deputy Chair ), Ms A. E. Burke, Mr Champion, Mrs D'Ath, Ms O'Dwyer, Mr Oakeshott, Senator Cameron, Senator Joyce, Senator Milne ( To report by 31 March 2011 ) .

Joint Statutory

AUSTRALIAN COMMISSION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT INTEGRITY: Ms Parke ( Chair ), Senator Macdonald ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Hayes, Mr Matheson, Mr Simpkins, Mr Zappia, Senator Cameron, Senator Fielding, Senator Marshall, Senator Parry.

Current inquiry:

T he operation of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 .

BROADCASTING OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS: The Speaker, The President, Mr Coulton, Mr Hayes, Mr Murphy, Wyatt Roy, Ms Vamvakinou, Senator C. Brown, Senator Parry.

CORPORATIONS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES: Mr Ripoll ( Chair ), Senator Boyce ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Fletcher, Mr Griffin, Mr A. D. H. Smith, Ms Smyth, Senator Cormann, Senator Hurley, Senator Stephens.

Cur rent inquiry:

Access of small and medium sized businesses to finance .

INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY: Mr Byrne ( Chair ), Mr Ruddock ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Danby, Mr Melham, Mr Wilkie, Senator Faulkner, Senator Forshaw, Senator McGauran, Senator Trood.

Current inquir y:

Review of Administration and Expenditure No. 9 (2009 - 2010) - Australian Intelligence Agencies .

LAW ENFORCEMENT : Senator Hutchins (C hair ), Senator Mason ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Grierson, Mr Hayes, Mr Keenan, Mr Matheson, Ms Vamvakinou, Senator Fielding, Senator Parry, Senator Polley.

Current inquiry:

A dequacy of aviation and maritime security measures to combat serious and organised crime.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT: Mr Oakeshott ( Chair ), Mrs D'Ath ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Adams, Mr Briggs, Ms Brodtmann, Mr Cheeseman, Mr Frydenberg, Ms O'Neill, Ms Smyth, Mr Somlyay, Senator Barnett, Senator Bishop, Senator Hurley, Senator Kroger, Senator Sterle.

Current inquiries :

N ational funding agreements.

Review of Auditor-General’s reports.

The role of the Auditor-General in scrutinising government advertising campaigns.

PUBLIC WORKS: Ms Saffin ( Chair ), Senator Troeth ( Deputy Chair ), Mrs K. L. Andrews, Mr Forrest, Mr Georganas, Mr Ripoll, Mr Turnbull, Senator Forshaw, Senator Marshall.

Current inquiries:

Albury, NSW— Integrated fit out of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office.

Darwin, NT—Development and construction of housing for the Department of Defence at Muirhead.

RAAF Base Amberley and Damascus Barracks, Meeandah, Queensland and Gaza Ridge Barracks, Victoria—Facilities for the introduction into service of Land 121 vehicles.

Joint Standing

ELECTORAL MATTERS: Mr Melham ( Chair ), Mr Somlyay ( Deputy Chair ), Mrs B. K. Bishop, Mr Griffin, Ms Rishworth, Senator Birmingham, Senator C. Brown, Senator R. Brown, Senator Polley, Senator Ryan.

Current inquiry:

Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election and matters related thereto .

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE: Senator Forshaw ( Chair ), Mrs Gash ( Deputy Chair ), Ms J. Bishop, Ms Brodtmann, Mr Byrne, Mr Champion, Mr Danby, Mr L. D. T. Ferguson, Mr Fitzgibbon, Mr Georganas, Mr Gibbons, Mr Griffin, Dr Jensen, Mrs Mirabella, Mr Murphy, Mr O'Dowd, Ms Parke, Mr Robert, Mr Ruddock, Ms Saffin, Mr Scott, Dr Stone, Ms Vamvakinou, Senator Bishop, Senator Ferguson, Senator Furner, Senator Hanson-Young, Senator Johnston, Senator Ludlam, Senator Macdonald, Senator Moore, Senator O'Brien, Senator Payne, Senator Trood.

Current inquiries:

Australia’s relationship with the countries of Africa.

Australia's trade and investment relations with Asia, the Pacific and Latin America.

MIGRATION: Ms Vamvakinou ( Chair ), Mrs Markus ( Deputy Chair ), Mrs D'Ath, Ms Gambaro, Mr Ramsey, Mr Zappia, Senator Bilyk, Senator Boyce, Senator Hanson-Young, Senator McEwen.

Current inquiry:

Multiculturalism in Australia.

NATIONAL CAPITAL AND EXTERNAL TERRITORIES: Senator Pratt ( Chair ), Mr Simpkins ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Adams, Ms Brodtmann, Dr Leigh, Mr Secker, Senator Adams, Senator Crossin, Senator Fielding, Senator Humphries.

PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY: Mr Adams ( Chair ), Senator Trood ( Chair ), Mr Broadbent, Mr Champion, Mr Christensen, Mr Melham, Mr C. R. Thomson, Senator Barnett, Senator Bilyk, Senator Cameron, Senator Fielding, Senator Hutchins .

TREATIES: Mr K. J. Thomson ( Chair ), Senator McGauran ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Bird, Mr Briggs, Mr Forrest, Ms Grierson, Ms Livermore, Ms Parke, Ms Rowland, Dr Stone, Senator Birmingham, Senator Cash, Senator Ludlam, Senator O'Brien, Senator Pratt, Senator Wortley.

Current inquiries:

Treaties tabled 28 October 2010 (V&P, 28 October 2010, page 164).

Treaties referred 16 November 2010 (V&P, 15, 16, 21, 22, 24 June 2010, pages 1844, 1858, 1874, 1886, 1910).

Treaties tabled 24 November 2010 (V&P, 24 November 2010, page 242).

Treaties tabled 25 November 2010 (V&P, 25 November 2010, page 261).

Treaties tabled 9 February 2011 (V&P, 9 February 2011, page 289).

Treaties tabled 10 February 2011 (V&P, 10 February 2011, page 303).

 
 
 

APPOINTMENTS TO STATUTORY BODIES

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON AUSTRALIAN ARCHIVES: Mr Somlyay ( appointed 13 May 2008, for a period of 3 years ).

COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA: Mr Melham (elected 13 May 2008, for a period of 3 years).

PARLIAMENTARY RETIRING ALLOWANCES TRUST: Mr Fitzgibbon (appointed 19 October 2010) and Mr Somlyay (appointed 13 February 2008).

 

 
 
 

By Authority of the House of Representatives