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Categories of Committees

Standing Committees

▪ Legislative and General Purpose (including Legislation and References Committees)

Community Affairs


Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Environment and Communications

Finance and Public Administration

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Rural Affairs and Transport

▪ Legislative Scrutiny

Regulations and Ordinances

Scrutiny of Bills

▪ Standing (Domestic)

Appropriations and Staffing






Selection of Bills

Senators’ Interests

Select Committees

Agricultural and Related Industries (final report presented 23 August 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010)

Fuel and Energy (final report presented 30 August 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010)

Reform of the Australian Federation

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities (final report presented 24 September 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010)

Scrutiny of New Taxes

Joint Committees

▪ Select

Cyber Safety

Gambling Reform

Parliamentary Budget Office

▪ 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

Law Enforcement (replaced the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission)

Public Accounts and Audit

Public Works

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