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Inquiry into the functions, processes and procedures of the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs

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Inquiry status:Current
Date commenced:24 Sep 2019
Deadline for submissions:08 Nov 2019
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:On 18 September 2019, the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs resolved
as follows:
      To inquire into the environment and petitions functions of the Standing
      Committee on Environment and Public Affairs to ensure they are best practice and
      fit for purpose.
      In particular, the Committee will examine:
      (a) the role of petitions in a modern parliament;
      (b) the Committee’s practice and procedure in inquiring into petitions referred by the
      Legislative Council;
      (c) the Committee’s practice and procedure in carrying out its environment function;
      (d) the approach of other parliamentary committees in carrying out environment
      and petitions functions; and
      (e) any other matters considered relevant by the Committee.
The Committee intends to table its report by the end of the 40th Parliament.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
001Murray Nixon received on 20 Oct 2019
002Senate Environment and Communications References Committee dated 29 Nov 2019
003Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan dated 11 Dec 2019
004European Parliament dated 27 Nov 2019
005Christopher Angus, Research Officer, New South Wales Parliamentary Research Service dated 18 Dec 2019
006Legislative Assembly, Parliament of Victoria dated 7 Jan 2020
007United Kingdom House of Commons received on 7 Jan 2020
008Environment Resources and Development Committee, House of Assembly, Parliament of South Australia dated 10 Jan 2020
009Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory dated 10 Jan 2020
010Northern Ireland Assembly dated 10 Jan 2020
011House of Assembly, Parliament of Tasmania dated 13 Jan 2020
012Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira received on 14 Jan 2020
013Scottish Parliament dated 15 Jan 2020
014Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services, Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory dated 15 Jan 2020
015Hon Barry House AM received on 15 Jan 2020
016Parliament of the Republic of South Africa dated 15 Jan 2020
017Department of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia dated 22 Jan 2020
018Standing Committee on Petitions, House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia dated 23 Jan 2020
019Legislative Council, Parliament of Victoria dated 5 Feb 2020
020Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy, House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia dated 10 Feb 2020
021Joint Committee on Public Petitions, Houses of the Oireachtas, Republic of Ireland dated 11 Feb 2020
022Office of the Deputy Secretary, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, South Africa dated 13 Feb 2020
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