Parliamentary Committees play an essential role in the parliamentary system by:
- investigating public policy issues
- reviewing proposed legislation or existing areas of law
- providing oversight of administrative and public sector organisations.
Typically, each house of parliament will have its committees — though there are joint committees including members from both houses — and in many instances, committee members will come from a range of political parties.
Accessing Committee information:
For further information on parliamentary committees see What is a Parliamentary Committee? published by Queensland Parliament.
See also Infosheet 4 - Committees by Commonwealth of Australia Parliament.