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COMMITTEES

Unless otherwise shown, appointed for life of 42nd Parliament

Standing

Pu rsuant to standing orders

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AFFAIRS: Mr Debus ( Chair ), Mr Laming ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Andrews, Ms Campbell, Mr Oakeshott, Ms Rea, Mr K. J.Thomson, Mr Trevor, Mr Turnour, Mrs Vale.

Current inquiry:

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

CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND THE ARTS : Ms George ( Chair ), Dr Washer ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Dreyfus, Mrs Irwin, Ms Livermore, Ms Marino, Mr Macfarlane, Mr Murphy, Mr Scott, Mr Zappia.

Current inquiry:

Australia’s heritage .

COMMUNICATIONS: Ms Neal ( Chair ), Mrs Hull ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Bradbury, Ms Collins, Mr Georganas, Mr Lindsay, Ms Marino, Ms Rea, Ms Rishworth, Mr A. D. H. Smith.

Current inquiry:

Cyber Crime.

ECONOMICS: Mr C. R. Thomson ( Chair ), Mr Briggs ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Billson, Mr Bradbury, Mr Fitzgibbon, Mr Hartsuyker, Ms Jackson, Ms Ley, Ms Owens, Mr Turnour.

Current inquiry:

Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 2009 (Second Report).

EDUCATION AND TRAINING : Ms Bird ( Chair ), Dr Jensen ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Collins, Mrs D'Ath, Mr Irons, Mr Oakeshott, Mr Sidebottom, Dr Stone, Mr Symon, Mr Zappia.

Current inquiry:

School libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools.

EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS : Ms Jackson ( Chair ), Mr Haase ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Bidgood, Ms Bird, Mr Fitzgibbon, Mr Keenan, Ms O'Dwyer, Mr Perrett, Mr Ramsey, Mr Symon.

Current inquiry:

Regional skills relocation.

FAMILY, COMMUNITY, HOUSING AND YOUTH: Ms A. L. Ellis ( Chair ), Mrs Moylan ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Andrews, Ms Campbell, Mr Ciobo, Ms Collins, Ms Livermore, Mr Raguse, Mr Simpkins, Mr Trevor.

Current inquiry:

The impact of violence on young Australians.

HEALTH AND AGEING: Mr Georganas ( Chair ), Mr Irons ( Deputy Chair ), Mrs B. K. Bishop, Mrs Gash, Ms Hall, Mrs Irwin, Ms King, Mr Neumann, Ms Rishworth, Dr Southcott.

Current inquiries:

Roundtable f orum on burns prevention.

Roundtable forum on youth suicide prevention.

HOUSE: The Speaker, Mr Broadbent, Mr Hayes, Ms Marino, Mr Price, Ms Saffin, Mr Somlyay.

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION : Ms Vamvakinou ( Chair ), Fran Bailey ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Champion, Mr Cheeseman, Dr Jensen, Mr Johnson, Mr Kerr, Mr Ramsey, Ms Rishworth, Mr Symon.

Current inquiry:

Australia's international research collaboration.

INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Ms King ( Chair ), Mr Neville ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Campbell, Mr Cheeseman, Mrs Gash, Mr Kerr, Mr Macfarlane, Mr Raguse, Mr Randall, Mr Sullivan.

Current inquiry:

Smart infrastructure in Australia.

LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS: Mr Dreyfus ( Chair ), Mr Slipper ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Debus, Mr Farmer, Mr Keenan, Mr Melham, Ms Neal, Mr Neumann, Ms O'Dwyer, Mr Perrett.

PETITIONS: Mrs Irwin ( Chair ), Mr Broadbent ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Adams, Mr Chester, Ms George, Mr Hawke, Mr C. R. Thomson, Ms Vamvakinou.

Current inquiry:

T he work of the Petitions Committee.

PRIMARY INDUSTRIES AND RESOURCES: Mr Adams ( Chair ), Mr Schultz ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Bidgood, Mr Champion, Mr Forrest, Mr Haase, Ms Livermore, Mr Perrett, Mr Sidebottom, Mr Windsor.

PRIVILEGES AND MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: Mr Raguse ( Chair ), Mr Tuckey ( Deputy Chair ), Mrs Gash, Mr Georganas, Ms George ( nominee of the Leader of the House ), Mr Georgiou ( nominee of the deputy Leader of the Opposition ), Mr Melham, Mr Price, Mr Randall, Mr Somlyay, Mr C. R. Thomson.

Current inquiries:

T he use of mobile devices during proceedings.

Whether there has been improper interference with the Member for Ryan.

PROCEDURE: Ms Owens ( Chair ), Mr Somlyay ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Bird, Ms George, Mr Hawker, Mr Price, Dr Washer.

Current inquiries:

Conduct of the business of the House.

Effectiv eness of House committees.

Maintenance of the Standing Orders.

PUBLICATIONS: Mr Hayes ( Chair ), Mr Irons ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Coulton, Ms Hall, Mrs Hull, Mr Sidebottom, Mr Sullivan.

Joint Select

CYBER-SAFETY ( Formed 15 March 2010 ): Senator Wortley ( Chair ), Mr Hawke ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Danby, Mr Fletcher, Mr Oakeshott, Mr Perrett, Mr Ripoll, Ms Vamvakinou, Senator Barnett, Senator Bushby, Senator Ludlam, Senator Lundy. ( To report by 11 February 2011 ).

Joint Statutory

AUSTRALIAN COMMISSION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT INTEGRITY: Ms Parke ( Chair ), Senator Johnston ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Chester, Mr Debus, Mr Hayes, Mr Keenan, Senator C. Brown, Senator Cameron, Senator Fielding, Senator Parry.

Current inquiry:

O peration of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 .

AU STRALIAN CRIME COMMISSION: Senator Hutchins ( Chair ), Senator Boyce ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Champion, Mr Gibbons, Mr Hayes, Mr Keenan, Mr Wood, Senator Fielding, Senator Parry, Senator Polley.

Current inquiry:

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

BROADCASTING OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS: The Speaker, The President, Mr Hale, Mr Hawker, Mr Hayes, Mr Lindsay, Mr Price, Senator O'Brien, Senator Parry.

CORPORATIONS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES: Mr Ripoll ( Chair ), Senator Mason ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Grierson, Mr Hartsuyker, Ms Owens, Mr Robert, Senator Boyce, Senator Farrell, Senator McLucas.

INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY: Mr Bevis ( Chair ), Mr Ruddock ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Dreyfus, Mrs Hull, Mr Melham, Senator Forshaw, Senator Marshall, Senator McGauran, Senator Trood.

Current inquiry:

Review of administration and expenditure No. 8 - Australian Intelligence Agencies.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT: Ms Grierson ( Chair ), Mr Georgiou ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Adams, Mr Bevis, Mrs B. K. Bishop, Mr Bradbury, Mr Briggs, Ms King, Ms Ley, Mr Neumann, Senator Barnett, Senator Bishop, Senator Feeney, Senator Kroger, Senator Lundy.

Current inquiries:

Biannual public hearing with the Commissioner of Taxation.

Review of Auditor-General’s reports.

R eview of the Major Projects Report 2008-09 .

The Auditor-General Act 1997 .

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

PUBLIC WORKS: Senator McLucas ( Chair ), Senator Troeth ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Champion, Mr Forrest, Ms Hall, Mr Lindsay, Mr Slipper, Mr Price, Senator Forshaw.

Current inquiries:

Adelaide, SA—Integrated fit-out of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at 12-26 Franklin Street.

Canberra, ACT—Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency at the New Acton Nishi building.

Darwin, NT—Construction of housing for the Department of Defence at Muirhead.

Kensington, WA—Pawsey High Performance Computing Centre for SKA Science.

Liverpool, NSW—Proposed construction of housing for the Department of Defence at Voyager Point.

Lucas Heights, NSW—Construction of a centre for Accelerator Science and extensions to other facilities for the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.

Mosman and Clareville, NSW—HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment.

Port Adelaide, SA—Proposed development and construction of housing for the Department of Defence at Largs North (Bayriver).

Joint Standing

ELECTORAL MATTERS : Mr Melham ( Chair ), Mr Robb ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Danby, Mr Scott, Mr Sullivan, Senator Birmingham, Senator C. Brown, Senator R. Brown, Senator Feeney, Senator Ryan.

Current inquiry:

A llegations of irregularities in the recent South Australian State Election.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE: Senator Forshaw ( Chair ), Mr Hawker ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Baldwin, Mr Bevis, Ms J. Bishop, Mr Coulton, Mr Danby, Ms A. L. Ellis, Mr Fitzgibbon, Mr Gibbons, Ms Grierson, Mr Hale, Mrs Markus, Mr Murphy, Mr Oakeshott, Ms Parke, Ms Rea, Mr Ripoll, Mr Robert, Mr Ruddock, Ms Saffin, Mr Scott, Ms Vamvakinou, Senator Bishop, Senator Ferguson, Senator Fifield, Senator Furner, Senator Hanson-Young, Senator Johnston, Senator Ludlam, Senator Moore, Senator O'Brien, Senator Payne, Senator Trood.

Current inquiries:

Australia’s relations hip with the countries of Africa.

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

Review of the Defence Annual Report 2008-09.

MIGRATION : Mr Danby ( Chair ), Mrs Vale ( Deputy Chair ), Mrs D'Ath, Mr Fletcher, Mrs Gash, Mr Zappia, Senator Bilyk, Senator Boyce, Senator Hanson-Young, Senator McEwen.

Current inquiry:

Migration treatment of disability.

NATIONAL CAPITAL AND EXTERNAL TERRITORIES: Senator Lundy ( Chair ), Mr Adams, Ms A. E. Burke, Ms A. L. Ellis, Mr Keenan, Mr Neville, Mr Turnour, Senator Adams, Senator Crossin, Senator Ferguson, Senator Humphries.

PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY: Mr Adams ( Joint Chair ), Senator Trood ( Joint Chair ), Mr Broadbent, Mr Hawker, Ms Jackson, Mr Melham, Mr Perrett, Senator Barnett, Senator Bilyk, Senator Cameron, Senator Hutchins, Senator Fielding.

TREATIES: Mr K. J. Thomson ( Chair ), Senator McGauran ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Briggs, Mr Forrest, Ms Hall, Mr Kerr, Mr Murphy, Ms Neal, Ms Parke, Mr Simpkins, Senator Birmingham, Senator Cash, Senator Farrell, Senator Ludlam, Senator Pratt, Senator Wortley.

Current inquiries:

Treaties tabled 25 November 2009 (V&P, 25 November 2009, page 1505).

Treaties tabled 4 February 2010 (V&P, 4 February 2010, page 1585).

Treaties tabled 24 February 2010 (V&P, 24 February 2010, page 1649).

Treaties tabled 9 March 2010 (V&P, 9 March 2010, page 1665).

Treaty tabled 10 March 2010 (V&P, 10 March 2010, page 1674).

Treaties tabled 15 March 2010 (V&P, 15 March 2010, page 1686).

Treaties tabled 16 March 2010 (V&P, 16 March 2010, page 1697).

Treaties tabled 11 May 2010 (V&P, 11 May 2010, page 1728).

Treaties tabled 12 May 2010 (V&P, 12 May 2010, page 1745).