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Established in response to a recommendation of the Select Committee on Legislation Procedures in 1988, the Selection of Bills Committee makes recommendations for the referral of bills to standing committees including which committee, at what stage and for how long. The committee includes the government, opposition and smaller party whips.

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Committee timeline – Selection of Bills Committee established

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John Vander Wyk and Angie Lilley, ‘Reference of Bills to Australian Senate Committees’, Papers on Parliament, no 43, June 2005