Legislation and references committees
Legislation and references committees are pairs of subject-based standing committees established in 1994 to examine all areas of government activity. Legislation committees report to the Senate on proposed government expenditure (estimates) and proposed legislation (bills) and monitor the performance of government agencies. References committees inquire into and report on general matters of public policy. In 1970–94 and briefly in 2006–09 the functions of legislation and references committees were undertaken by legislative and general purpose standing committees.
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