The Community Affairs References Committee examined matters referred to it by the Senate relating to government portfolios including family and community services, health, ageing, social security and Indigenous affairs.
Community Affairs References Committee, 2000. Standing L-R: Senators Tsebin Tchen and Meg Lees. Seated L-R: Senators Sue Knowles [Deputy Chair], Rosemary Crowley [Chair] and Brenda Gibbs.
Community Affairs References Committee, 2000. Standing L-R: Elton Humphery [Secretary], Christine McDonald [Principal Research Officer], Senators Tsebin Tchen and Meg Lees, Paul Mackey [Secondee from Parliamentary Library] and Peter Short [Senior Research Officer]. Seated L-R: Senators Sue Knowles [Deputy Chair], Rosemary Crowley [Chair] and Brenda Gibbs.
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Committee timeline – Lost Innocents: Righting the Record
Committee timeline – Forgotten Australians
Validation of CAM and SAM Funding of Nursing Homes (Final Report)Parliamentary paper number 224/1994
Inquiry into Matters Pertaining to the Marketing of the Disability Reform PackageParliamentary paper number 317/1994
Psychotherapeutic Medication in AustraliaParliamentary paper number 99/1995
The Tobacco Industry and the Costs of Tobacco-Related IllnessParliamentary paper number 12/1996
Community Affairs References Committee during a public hearing of its inquiry into tobacco and the costs of tobacco-related illnesses at Cairns, 22 February 1995. Standing L-R: Senators Belinda Neal and Kay Denman. Seated L-R: Senators John Herron [Chair], Kay Patterson and Nick Minchin.
Committee chair Senator John Herron (right) speaking to witnesses Remzi Mulla [Chairman, Tobacco Leaf Marketing Board, Queensland] during a break in the Cairns hearing, 22 February 1995.
Committee member Senator Kay Denman (right) speaking to local school students from Woree High School and Cairns High School in attendance at the Cairns hearing, 22 February 1995.
Committee member Senator Kay Patterson (second from left) with students from Woree High School and Cairns High School, 22 February 1995.
Funding of Aged Care InstitutionsParliamentary paper number 101/1997
Access to Medical RecordsParliamentary paper number 114/1997
CJD Settlement OfferParliamentary paper number 160/1997
Housing AssistanceParliamentary paper number 2/1998
Public Dental ServicesParliamentary paper number 88/1998
Interim Report on the Impact of Government Child Care Funding Cuts on Families, Children and Child Care Services (presented to the Deputy President of the Senate on 20 August 1998)
References of the 38th Parliament (readoption of the Inquiry into Child Care Funding)
Child Care FundingParliamentary paper number 181/1998
The Lucky Country Goes Begging: GST and a New Tax System (further information tabled 20 April 1999)Parliamentary paper number 71/1999
Proposals for Changes to the Welfare SystemParliamentary paper number 364/1999
Rocking the Cradle: A Report into Childbirth ProceduresParliamentary paper number 408/1999
Public Hospital Funding: First Report - Public Hospital Funding and Options for ReformParliamentary paper number 160/2000
A Cautionary Tale: Fish Don't Lay Tomatoes - Report on the Gene Technology Bill 2000Parliamentary paper number 263/2000
Public Hospital Funding: Second Report - Healing our HospitalsParliamentary paper number 423/2000
Community Affairs References Committee hearing evidence from representatives from health sector organisations during a roundtable forum convened as part of the committee's inquiry into public hospital funding, 20 November 2000. DPS Auspic.
Lost Innocents: Righting the Record - Report on Child MigrationParliamentary paper number 178/2001
Community Affairs References Committee hearing, 15 March 2001.
Community Affairs References Committee meeting with representatives of the National Council of Voluntary Child Care Organisations (NCVCCO) at Australia House, London, during the committee's parliamentary delegation to the United Kingdom, 20 April 2001. L-R: Senator Sue Knowles [Deputy Chair], Ian Thwaites [Senior Social Worker, Child Migrants Trust and Steering Group Member], Senator Rosemary Crowley [Delegation Leader; Chair], Rizwana Shah [Child Migrant Project Administrator, NCVCCO], Kathryn Hutton [Australian Desk Officer, Foreign and Commonwealth Office], Erica De’Ath [Chief Executive, NCVCCO], Senator Andrew Murray and Joan Kerry [Steering Group Member].
Committee members meeting with Rose and Sylvia Coulson, the mother and sister of child migrants who were all reunited under the travel scheme, 20 April 2001. L-R: Senator Sue Knowles [Deputy Chair], Ian Thwaites [Senior Social Worker, Child Migrants Trust], Senator Rosemary Crowley [Delegation Leader; Chair], Rose Coulson, Sylvia Coulson and Senator Andrew Murray.
Committee members at Australia House, London, 20 April 2001. L-R: Senator Andrew Murray, Ian Thwaites [Senior Social Worker, Child Migrants Trust], Senator Rosemary Crowley [Delegation Leader; Chair], Tony McHale and Senator Sue Knowles [Deputy Chair].
Committee chair and delegation leader Senator Rosemary Crowley speaking with Ian Wilson, National Archivist of Canada, at Australia House, Ottawa, 24 April 2001.
Community Affairs References Committee viewing a plaque commemorating British child migrants at the South Australian Migration Museum, Adelaide, 16 March 2001. L-R: Elton Humphery [Secretary], Senators Andrew Murray, Rosemary Crowley [Chair] and Tsebin Tchen.
Video [duration 8:43]—Speech by committee member Senator Andrew Murray read by Senator Sue Knowles at the tabling of the committee report, 30 August 2001
Video [duration 10:20]—Speech by committee chair Senator Rosemary Crowley at the tabling of the committee report, 30 August 2001
Video [duration 1:21]—Footage of the committee's hearing held 26 March 2001 in which Senator Andrew Murray expresses the impact of the child migration inquiry on him
References of the 39th Parliament (readoption of the Inquiry into Nursing)
Nursing: The patient profession: Time for actionParliamentary paper number 306/2002
Participation requirements and penalties in the social security system [Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Bill 2002 and related issues]Parliamentary paper number 383/2002
A hand up not a hand out: Renewing the fight against poverty - Report on poverty and financial hardship (corrigendum tabled on 11 March 2004)Parliamentary paper number 58/2004
Hepatitis C and the blood supply in Australia (additional information tabled on 24 June 2004; 12 August 2004 and 6 December 2004)Parliamentary paper number 126/2004
Forgotten Australians: A report on Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children (additional information tabled on 2 December 2008) (see Protecting Vulnerable Children tabled on 17 March 2005 PP 61/05)Parliamentary paper number 207/2004
Care leavers at a press conference where they were able to ask questions of senators following the tabling of the Forgotten Australians report, Parliament House, 30 August 2004. CLAN co-founder, Dr Joanna Penglase holds a copy of the report. Image courtesy of Leonie Sheedy, CLAN.
L-R: Senator Jan McLucas [Chair], Leonie Sheedy [co-founder, CLAN] and Senator Sue Knowles [Deputy Chair] at Parliament House, 30 August 2004. Image courtesy of Leonie Sheedy, CLAN.
L-R: Senator Jan McLucas [Chair], Lorraine Rodgers [care leaver] and Senator Sue Knowles [Deputy Chair] at Parliament House, 30 August 2004. Image courtesy of Leonie Sheedy, CLAN.
L-R: Elton Humphery [Committee Secretary], Jason Clare MP and Senators Mitch Fifield, Don Farrell and Claire Moore [committee member] at the CLAN office in Bankstown, Sydney. Image courtesy of Leonie Sheedy, CLAN.
L-R: Elton Humphery [Committee Secretary], Joanna Penglase [CLAN], Leonie Sheedy [CLAN], Ingrid Zappe [Executive Assistant], Christine McDonald and Geraldine Badham [Principal Research Officers] at Parliament House. Image courtesy of Leonie Sheedy, CLAN.
Claire Moore, committee member 2002-06, Interview with Anne Monsour on the children in institutional care inquiry, 2012, National Library of Australia, TRC 6200/151, session 2, 00:02:57-00:04:49.
Interim report - Aged care (presented out of session on 30 September 2004) (See report Quality and equity in aged care - tabled on 23 June 2005 - PP 140/05)
References of the 40th Parliament (re-adoption of the inquiries into: Children in institutional care; Aged care)
Matter not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament: Operation of social security breaches and penalties system
Protecting vulnerable children: A national challenge - Inquiry into children in institutional or out-of-home care (additional information tabled on 14 June 2005 and 7 February 2006) (see Forgotten Australians tabled on 30 August 2004 - PP 207/04)Parliamentary paper number 61/2005
The cancer journey: Informing choice - The delivery of services and treatment options for persons with cancer (additional information tabled on 10 November 2005)Parliamentary paper number 139/2005
Quality and equity in aged careParliamentary paper number 140/2005
Community Affairs References Committee hearing in Melbourne, 27 April 2005.
Response to the petition on gynaecological health issues (see Breaking the silence: A national voice for gynaecological cancers tabled on 19 October 2006 - PP 237/06)Parliamentary paper number 60/2006
Workplace exposure to toxic dust (presented out of session on 31 May 2006)Parliamentary paper number 118/2006
Beyond petrol sniffing: Renewing hope for Indigenous communities (additional information tabled on 8 August 2006 and on 29 March 2007)Parliamentary paper number 119/2006