Australian Senate Committees
This article is about committees of the Senate. For consideration of bills 'in committee', see Committee of the Whole
The committees of the Australian Senate are committees of Senators, established by the Australian Senate, for purposes determined by that body. Parliamentary committees are essential to the operation of modern parliaments, and Australian Senate committees have for some decades been pivotal to the maintenance of government accountability to the Australian parliament, particularly through hearings to scrutinise the budget, and through public inquiries on policy questions.
Read more about Australian Senate Committees: History of The Committees, Purposes of Committees, List of Committees, Membership and Rules of Committees, The Work of Senate Committees, The Impact of Senate Committees
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