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About Senate Committees

Senator Reynolds’ Committee involvement

Senate Standing Committee Regulations and Ordinances

The Regulations and Ordinances Committee scrutinises all subordinate legislation (such as legislative instruments). The Committee is assisted by an independent legal advisor to check all disallowable legislative instruments tabled in the Senate. This is to ensure each instrument is in accordance with primary legislation.

Regulations and Ordinances

Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation and References Committees

The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee oversees the Attorney General’s and Immigration and Border Protection Portfolios. The Legislation Committee scrutinises legislation referred by the Senate, oversees the performance of departments and undertakes the Estimates process. The References Committee deals with all other matters referred by the Senate for inquiry.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Joint Standing Committee Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade comprises of 4 sub-committees: Foreign Affairs and Aid, Defence, Trade and Human Rights.

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade comprises of 4 sub-committees: Foreign Affairs and Aid, Defence, Trade and Human Rights. The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade considers and report on such matters relating to foreign affairs, defence, trade, and human rights as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament; the Minister for Foreign Affairs; the Minister for Defence; or the Minister for Trade. The Committee may also inquire into matters raised in annual reports of relevant Commonwealth Government departments and authorities or in reports of the Commonwealth Auditor-General.

Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade

Joint Standing Committee National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS is tasked with reviewing the implementation, administration and expenditure of the NDIS and any other matter in relation to the NDIS referred to the committee. Each year, after 30 June, the Committee produces a progress report outlining the activities of the committee during the year.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

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