In Committees

There are two types of Assembly committees: standing committees and select committees.

Standing committees are created after an ACT election and remain for the whole parliamentary term, while select committees are created to consider a specific issue and may have a set time frame.

Committees have an important role in enabling the Assembly to consider issues in more detail than is generally possible during debates in the chamber. They’re also an opportunity for the public to have a say in issues that affect them, as most inquiries seek submissions and hold hearings . You can watch hearings live or on demand , or read the transcripts .

Once a committee finishes their inquiry, they table a report with recommendations for the Assembly to consider.