About Committees – 2022 – Wednesday 5 October

About Committees – 2022 – Wednesday 5 October

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About Committees – 2022 – Wednesday 5 October

Parliamentary committees regularly inquire into and report on issues of importance to all Australians. The About Committees seminar provides detailed information on all aspects of committee work, including the types of committees and how they conduct their investigations. If you want to know how you can contribute a submission to a committee’s inquiry, give evidence before a committee, brief others on these processes, or simply follow the progress of an inquiry, this seminar will interest you.

Please note that this is the product page for an in-person seminar. Hosting in-person seminars is subject to health advice and access restrictions on Parliament House. If attendees are no longer able to attend the seminar due to changed advice or restrictions, they will be entitled to attend the session via webinar or a full refund of their purchase. If you would prefer to purchase a ticket to the About Committees webinar, please click here.

Seminar outline

1. The operation of parliamentary committees

  • the system of committees in the parliament
  • the role and focus of House committees
  • differences between House and Senate committees
  • parliamentary privilege as it applies to committees

2. The inquiry process

  • the origins of inquiries
  • the inquiry process
  • what happens after a report is tabled
  • the importance of the government’s response

3. Contributing to an inquiry

  • the accountability of public servants to committees
  • the obligations and rights of contributors
  • making a submission
  • appearing as a witness
  • following an inquiry online

4. Members’ experience on committees

If a member is available to make a presentation on this seminar, we invite them to discuss his/her involvement in the work of committees


You will understand:

  • the committee system operating in the parliament, particularly the House of Representatives
  • the way a committee investigation is conducted – from the referral of an inquiry topic through to the tabling of the government’s response to the report and any follow-up action by the committee
  • how to make effective contributions to committee inquiries
  • parliamentary privilege, and the rights and obligations of contributors to committee inquiries
  • what the members of a committee see as important in the inquiry process
  • how to follow a committee investigation on-line

Date: Wednesday 5 October 2022
Registration: 9.30am – 10.00am
Seminar: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: Parliament House, Canberra

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