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.
Explore all our active inquires and find out which ones are currently open for public comment.
Browse hearing transcripts - records of everything said during public committee inquiry hearings.
Participate in an inquiry
Learn about how you can get involved in inquiries, with guides on writing submissions and appearing before a committee.