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The committee was established to inquire and report on the parliament's control of its own appropriations, staffing and related matters. The committee's report made several conclusions and recommendations which supported the parliament increasing its independence from the executive, and the parliament asserting greater autonomy over its internal affairs.


Donald Scott Jessop


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Donald Scott Jessop, chair 1980-81, Interview with Bruce Edwards, 1990-91, National Library of Australia, TRC 4900/91, session 13, 00:03:33-00:08:05.

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Committee timeline – Select Committee on Parliament’s Appropriations and Staffing


Date tabledTitleRead report
Parliament’s Appropriations and Staffing: Report of the Senate Select CommitteeParliamentary paper number 151/1981
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