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Navigate Senate Committees

Senate committees

from 1901

"The committee system has put the Senate on the map" — JR Odgers

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Legislation and references committees

Earlier committees

Select and other committee types

Legislation and references committees

Permanent committees established from 1970 to examine all areas of government activity

Domestic committees

Committees concerned with the internal operations of the Parliament and parliamentary departments

Legislative scrutiny committees

Scrutiny committee assess legislation against a number of principles aimed at protecting individual rights and liberties and ensuring parliamentary oversight

Estimates committees

Committees existing from 1970 to 1994 to examine government expenditure proposals and the operations and activities of government departments

Select committees

Select committees inquire into and report on specific matters and cease to exist upon the presentation of a final report