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Senator Reynolds’ Committee involvement

 

Joint Standing Committeee: Electoral Matters

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, of which Senator Reynolds chairs, inquires into matters involving electoral laws and their administration as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliment or a Minister.

In addition, it may also inquire into relevant annual reports of government departments and authorities and reports of the Auditor-General presented in the House.

Electoral Matters

Joint Standing Committeee: Publications

The Publications Committee is formed of the Publication Committees of each House when coferring together.

The dual role of the Committee is to:

  • recommend to the Houses from time to time as to which documents that have not been ordered to be made a Parliamentary Paper by either House, ought to be made a Parliamentary Paper; and
  • to inquire into and report on the publication and distribustion of parliamentary and government publications.

Senator Reynolds is the Deputy Chair of this Committee.

Publications

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

Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee and;

Senate Environment and Communications References Committee

The Environment and Communications Committees cover the following portfolios: Communications and the Arts and Environment and Legislation.

Environment and Communications

Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Senate Committee covers the following portfolios: Defence (including Veteran’s Affairs), Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Senate Standing Committee on Publications

The Publications Committee oversees the printing standards of Commonwealth publications and makes recommendations to the Parliament about which tabled are included in the Parliamentary Papers series.

Publications

Standing Committee on Senate Regulations and Ordinances

The Senate Regulations and Ordinances Committee’s functions are to assess delegated legislation against a set of scrutiny principles that focus on compliance with statutory requirements, the protection of individual rights and liberties and principles of Parliamentary oversight.

Regulations and Ordinances

Senator Reynolds is also a member of the following two Backbench Committees:

  • The Committee on Industry, Innovation and Northern Australia and;
  • The Committee on Defence;

As well as the following Friendship Groups:

  • Defence
  • Books and Writers
  • Disabilities
  • Australia-Indonesia

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