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Unless otherwise shown, appointed for life of 46th Parliament


Pursuant to standing orders

AGRICULTURE AND WATER RESOURCES: Mr R. J. Wilson ( Chair ), Mr B. K. Mitchell ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Gosling, Mr O’Dowd, Mr Pearce, Mrs Phillips, Mr Thompson, Dr Webster.

Current inquiry:

Australian aquaculture sector.

APPROPRIATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION: The Speaker ( Chair ), Ms Owens ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Alexander, Mr K. J. Andrews, Ms Coker, Mr Connelly, Mr Hayes, Mr R. G. Mitchell, Mr van Manen.

COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS: Dr Webster ( Chair ), Ms McBride ( Deputy Chair ), Dr Allen, Ms Bell, Mr Burns, Mr Drum, Mr Gorman, Mr Zimmerman.

ECONOMICS: Mr Falinski ( Chair ), Dr Leigh ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Bandt, Mr Hamilton, Ms Hammond, Mr Laming, Dr Mulino, Ms Murphy, Mr Simmonds. ( Member to be appointed ).

Current inquiries:

Implications of common ownership and capital concentration in Australia.

Review of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Annual Report 2020.

Review of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Annual Report 2020.

Review of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Annual Report 2020.

Review of the four major banks and other financial institutions.

Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 2019 (Second report) and Annual Report 2020.

EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Mr Laming ( Chair ), Ms L. M. Chesters ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Bell, Mr Hamilton, Ms Hammond, Mr Irons, Ms Kearney, Ms Ryan, Ms Sharkie, Mr Young.

Current inquiries:

Adult literacy and its importance.

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Annual Report 2019-20.

Fair Work Commission Annual Report 2019-20.

Indigenous Business Australia Annual Report 2019-20.

ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY: Mr Ted O’Brien ( Chair ), Mr J. H. Wilson ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Alexander, Mrs Archer, Mr Burns, Ms Steggall, Mr R. J. Wilson, Mr Zimmerman. ( Dr Haines to be a supplementary member for the purpose of the inquiry into the Australian Local Power Agency Bill 2021 and Australian Local Power Agency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021.)

Current inquiries:

Australian Local Power Agency Bill 2021 and Australian Local Power Agency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021.

Commonwealth Environment Protection Authority Bill 2021.

Current circumstances, and the future need and potential for dispatchable energy generation and storage capability in Australia.

HEALTH, AGED CARE AND SPORT: Mr Zimmerman ( Chair ), Dr Freelander ( Deputy Chair ), Mrs Archer, Ms Bell, Mr Dick, Dr Martin, Mrs Wicks, Mr Zappia. (Dr Allen and Ms McBride to be supplementary members for the purpose of the inquiry into approval processes for new drugs and novel medical technologies in Australia.)

Current inquiries:

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Financial Transparency) Bill 2020 [No. 2].

Approval processes for new drugs and novel medical technologies in Australia.

HOUSE: ( Committee was abolished by an amendment to the standing orders on 19 September 2019. )

INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS: Mr Leeser ( Chair ), Mr Snowdon ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Claydon, Mr Entsch, Ms Hammond, Ms Stanley, Mr Thompson, Mr Young.

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND RESOURCES: Mr Conaghan ( Chair ), Ms Bird ( Deputy Chair ), Dr Allen, Mr Irons, Mr Perrett, Mr Sharma, Ms Swanson. ( Member to be appointed ).

Current inquiry:

Developing Australia’s space industry.

INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND CITIES: Mr Alexander ( Chair ), Mr Gosling ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Connelly, Mr Giles, Mrs McIntosh, Mr Ted O’Brien, Ms Ryan, Mr van Manen, Dr Webster. ( Member to be appointed ).

Current inquiry:

Procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure.

PETITIONS: Mr O’Dowd ( Chair ), Mrs Elliot ( Deputy Chair ), Mrs Archer, Ms L. M. Chesters, Ms Liu, Mr Simmonds, Mr Stevens, Ms Templeman.

PRIVILEGES AND MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: Mr Broadbent ( Chair ), Mr Gorman ( Deputy Chair ), Mr K. J. Andrews, Mr Drum, Mr Fitzgibbon, Mr Goodenough, Mr Leeser, Ms Ryan, Mr Snowdon, Ms Wells, Mr Zimmerman .

PROCEDURE: Mr Vasta ( Chair ), Mr Dick ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Goodenough, Mr Gorman, Ms Liu, Ms Ryan, Mr Simmonds.

Current inquiry:

Maintenance of the standing orders.

PUBLICATIONS: Mr Goodenough ( Chair ), Ms Wells ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Gorman, Mrs McIntosh, Mr Pearce, Mrs Phillips, Mr Wallace.

SELECTION: The Speaker ( Chair ), Mr Broadbent, Mr Drum, Ms Flint, Mr Hayes, Ms Murphy, Mr O’Dowd, Mr Ramsey, Ms Ryan, Ms Sharkie, Ms Stanley, Mr van Manen.

SOCIAL POLICY AND LEGAL AFFAIRS: Mr Wallace ( Chair ), Ms Claydon ( Deputy Chair ), Dr Freelander, Mr Laming, Ms Murphy, Mr Ramsey, Mr Simmonds, Dr Webster.

Current inquiries:

Interactive Gambling Amendment (Banning Social Casinos and Other Measures) Bill 2020.

Inquiry into constitutional reform and referendums.

TAX AND REVENUE: Mr Falinski ( Chair ), Ms Owens ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Kearney, Ms Liu, Mr Stevens, Mr Thistlethwaite, Mr van Manen, Mr Young.

Current inquiry:

Housing affordability and supply in Australia.


MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION: ( Formed 10 December 2020 ): Dr Martin ( Chair ), Ms McBride ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Connelly, Mr L. S. O’Brien, Mr Pasin, Mr Simmonds, Ms Stanley, Ms Templeman. ( To report by 1 November 2021 ).

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA: ( Formed 25 July 2019 ): Mr Pasin ( Chair ), Mr Fitzgibbon ( Deputy Chair ), Mrs Archer, Ms McBain, Mr Drum, Dr Haines, Mr Thompson, Mr J. H. Wilson, Mr R. J. Wilson, Mr Zappia. ( Members to be appointed ) ( To report by 30 December 2021 ).

Joint Select

AUSTRALIA’S FAMILY LAW SYSTEM: ( Formed 19 September 2019 ): Mr K. J. Andrews ( Chair ), Senator Hanson ( Deputy Chair ), Dr Aly, Dr Martin, Mr Perrett, Ms Steggall, Mr Young, Senator Chandler, Senator O’Sullivan, Senator Polley. ( To report by 30 June 2021 ).

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME: ( Formed 10 September 2019 ): Senator Dean Smith ( Chair ), Ms Claydon   ( Deputy Chair ) , Dr Allen, Mr Dick, Ms Hammond, Mr Sharma, Senator Henderson, Senator Pratt, Senator Rice. ( Members to be appointed ) ( To report by the last sitting day in May 2022 ).

ROAD SAFETY: ( Formed 9 September 2019 ): Mr Conaghan ( Chair ), Mr Thistlethwaite ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Bird, Mr Broadbent, Mr R. J. Wilson, Senator Gallacher, Senator McMahon. ( Final report presented 9 November 2020; Committee dissolved. )

ROAD SAFETY: ( Formed 15 March 2021 ): Mr D. J. Chester ( Chair ), Mr Thistlethwaite ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Broadbent, Ms Vamvakinou, Mr R. J. Wilson, Senator Sheldon, Senator Small. ( Members to be appointed ) ( To report on, or before, 1 July 2022 ).

Joint Statutory

AUSTRALIAN COMMISSION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT INTEGRITY: Senator Scarr ( Chair ), Senator Bilyk ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Conaghan, Mrs Elliot, Mr Laming, Mr Pasin, Mr Zappia, Senator Antic, Senator Ayres. ( Member to be appointed ).

Current inquiry:

Expansion of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity’s jurisdiction and the corruption vulnerabilities of law enforcement agencies’ contracted services.

BROADCASTING OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS: The Speaker ( Chair ), The President ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Bird, Mr Christensen, Mr Entsch, Mr Simmonds, Ms Templeman, Senator Davey, Senator Farrell.

CORPORATIONS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES: Mr Wallace ( Chair ), Mr Georganas ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Bell, Mr Hill, Mr van Manen, Senator Bragg, Senator McKim, Senator O’Neill, Senator Pratt, Senator Scarr.

Current inquiries:

Mobile payment and digital wallet financial services.

Oversight of ASIC, the Takeovers Panel and the Corporations Legislation No. 1 of the 46th Parliament.

Regulation of financial services such as credit cards and digital wallets for online gambling.

HUMAN RIGHTS: Dr Webster ( Chair ), Mr Perrett ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Georganas,Mr Goodenough, Ms Hammond, Senator Dodson, Senator Green, Senator McLachlan, Senator Small, Senator Thorpe.

INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY: Senator Paterson ( Chair ), Senator McAllister ( Deputy Chair ), Dr Aly, Mr Dreyfus, Ms Hammond, Mr Leeser, Senator Abetz, Senator Fawcett, Senator Keneally. ( Members to be appointed ).

Current inquiries:

Extremist movements and radicalism in Australia.

Intelligence Oversight and Other Legislation Amendment (Integrity Measures) Bill 2020.

National security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector.

Review of Administration and Expenditure No. 18 (2018-19).

Review of Administration and Expenditure No. 19 (2019-20)—Australian Intelligence Agencies.

Review of Part 14 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 —Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms.

Review of the amendments made by the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 .

Review of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Act 2019 .

Review of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 .

Review of the Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Mr Simmonds ( Chair ), Dr Aly ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Conaghan, Mrs Elliot, Mr Hamilton, Senator Antic, Senator Lines, Senator McLachlan, Senator Polley, Senator Thorpe.

Current inquiries:

Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019 .

Law enforcement capabilities in relation to child exploitation.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT: Mrs Wicks ( Chair ), Mr Hill ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Bell, Mr Conroy, Ms Flint, Ms Payne, Mr Vasta, Mr Watts, Mr R. J. Wilson, Senator Kitching, Senator McLachlan, Senator O’Sullivan, Senator Patrick, Senator Scarr, Senator Walsh. ( Member to be appointed ).

Current inquiries:

Alternative financing mechanisms.

Commonwealth Financial Statements 2019-20.

Commonwealth investments to achieve policy objectives—Auditor-General’s Reports Nos. 14, 26, 28 and 47 (2020-21).

Defence Major Projects Report 2019-20.

Governance in the stewardship of public resources—Auditor-General’s Reports Nos. 11, 31, 39 (2019-20) and 2 and 9 (2020-21).

Implementation of COVID-19 measures—Auditor-General’s Reports Nos. 20, 22, 23, 24 and 39 (2020-21).

Review of the Audit-General Act 1997 .

PUBLIC WORKS: Mr R. J. Wilson ( Chair ), Mr Zappia ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Owens, Mr Pasin, Mr D. P. B. Smith, Senator Hughes, Senator Small . ( Members to be appointed ).

Current inquiries:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority—Transformation of Reef HQ Aquarium.

RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia—Facilities to support LAND 19 Phase 7B Short Range Ground Base Air Defence, Department of Defence.

Woden, ACT—Fit-out of existing leased premises for the Department of Health at the Sirius Building.

Joint Standing

ELECTORAL MATTERS: Senator McGrath ( Chair ), Senator Brown ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Conaghan, Mr Dick, Mr Pasin, Mr Stevens, Ms Thwaites, Senator Askew, Senator Marielle Smith, Senator Waters.

Current inquiry:

Candidate qualification checklist.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE : Senator Fawcett ( Chair ), Ms Swanson ( Deputy Chair ), Mr K. J. Andrews, Mr Connelly, Mr Drum, Mr Fitzgibbon, Mr Gorman, Mr Hayes, Mr Hill, Mr Irons, Mr Khalil, Mr Ted O’Brien, Mr Pasin, Mr Pearce, Mr Sharma, Mr Snowdon, Mr Thompson, Ms Vamvakinou, Mr Vasta, Mr Wallace, Senator Abetz, Senator Ayres, Senator Faruqi, Senator Fierravanti-Wells, Senator Kitching, Senator McCarthy, Senator McMahon, Senator Molan, Senator O’Neill, Senator Rice, Senator Sheldon. ( Member to be appointed ).

Current inquiries:

Child and forced marriage.

Expanding membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Human rights of women and girls in the Pacific.

Remediation of PFAS-related impacts ongoing scrutiny and review.

Review of the Department of Defence Annual Report 2019-20.

Review of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report 2019-20.

Strengthening Australia’s relationships with countries in the Pacific region.

MIGRATION: Mr Leeser ( Chair ), Ms Vamvakinou ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Alexander, Mr Drum, Mr Georganas, Mr Hill, Senator Ciccone, Senator Henderson, Senator McKim, Senator Small .

Current inquiry:

Ending Indefinite and Arbitrary Immigration Detention Bill 2021.

NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK: Mr Pasin ( Chair ) , Ms Templeman ( Deputy Chair ) , Dr Allen, Mr Connelly, Dr Haines, Mr B. K. Mitchell, Mrs Phillips, Mr Simmonds, Mr Watts, Senator Antic, Senator Davey, Senator Farrell, Senator Griff, Senator McKim, Senator Sheldon, Senator Walsh. ( Member to be appointed ).

Current inquiry:

Business case for the NBN and the experiences of small business.


Senator Brown ( Deputy Chair ), Mr L. S. O’Brien, Mr Pearce, Mr D. P. B. Smith, Mr Snowdon,

Mr Stevens, Senator Keneally, Senator Lines, Senator O’Sullivan. ( Members to be appointed ).

Current inquiries:

Availability and access to enabling communications infrastructure in Australia’s external territories.

Economic, social and environmental sustainability in the Indian Ocean territories.

Review of the National Capital Authority: Biannual public briefings.

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME: Mr K. J. Andrews ( Chair ), Senator Brown ( Deputy Chair ), Ms Coker, Dr Martin, Ms Payne, Mr Wallace, Senator Askew, Senator Chisholm, Senator Hughes, Senator Steele-John.

Current inquiries:

Current scheme implementation and forecast for the NDIS.

General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS.

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

NDIS workforce.

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA: Mr Entsch ( Chair ), Senator Chisholm ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Christensen, Mr Snowdon, Mr Thompson, Ms Wells, Senator Canavan, Senator Cox, Senator Dodson, Senator Dean Smith .

Current inquiry:

Opportunities and challenges of the engagement of traditional owners in the economic development of Northern Australia.

PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY: Ms Stanley ( Chair ) , Dr Allen, Ms Claydon, Ms Liu, Mr Pearce, Mr Ramsey,

Mr D. P. B. Smith, Senator Askew, Senator Bilyk, Senator Lines, Senator McLachlan, Senator Paterson.
( Member to be appointed ).

TRADE AND INVESTMENT GROWTH: Mr Christensen ( Chair ), Ms Kearney ( Deputy Chair ), Dr Allen, Dr Mulino, Mr Ramsey, Senator Ayres, Senator Ciccone, Senator Cox, Senator Rennick, Senator Van.

Current inquiry:

Prudential regulation of investment in Australia’s export industries.

TREATIES: Mr Sharma ( Chair ), Mr Khalil ( Deputy Chair ), Mr Broadbent, Mr Falinski, Ms Flint, Mr Ted O’Brien, Ms Thwaites, Mr J. H. Wilson, Senator Ayres, Senator Bragg, Senator Brockman, Senator Ciccone, Senator Cox, Senator Kitching, Senator Rennick, Senator Van.

Current inquiry:

European Union—EU tariff-rate quotas following withdrawal of the UK.






NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA ADVISORY COUNCIL: Mr K. J. Andrews ( appointed 10 September 2019, for a period of 3 years ).


PARLIAMENTARY RETIRING ALLOWANCES TRUST: Mr Entsch ( appointed 15 September 2016 ); Mr Fitzgibbon ( appointed 19 October 2010 ).






By Authority of the House of Representatives