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Categories of Committees

Standing Committees

▪ Legislative and General Purpose

Community Affairs


Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Environment, Communications and the Arts

Finance and Public Administration

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

▪ Legislative Scrutiny

Regulations and Ordinances

Scrutiny of Bills


▪ Standing (Domestic)

Appropriations and Staffing






Selection of Bills

Senators’ Interests

Select Committ ees

Agricultural and Related Industries

Fuel and Energy

Housing Affordability in Australia (final report—16 June 2008)

Men’s Health

National Broadband Network

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities

State Government Financial Management (final report—18 September 2008)

Joint Committees

▪ Standing

Electoral Matters

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade


National Capital and External Territories

Parliamentary Library


▪ Statutory

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Australian Crime Commission

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings

Corporations and Financial Services

Intelligence and Security

Public Accounts and Audit

Public Works

Details appear in the following section, with committees listed in alphabetical order.