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This page assists CLCs and other community organisation to identify parliamentary and government inquiries that are currently accepting input. We hope this will lead to greater participation in relevant inquiries.

For general information about engaging with parliamentary inquiries, see:

The information below was updated on 24 August 2017.

Please email any additional information or corrections to the CLCNSW Administrator

FEDERAL INQUIRIES (newly added inquiries are marked with *)

Body

Inquiry/Law Reform issue

Submission due date

NSW CLC Action

Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment Penalty rates 18 July, but still accepting submissions  
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Renewal of the New Arrangements to Borrow 25 August 2017  
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Scientific Technical Cooperation - USA 25 August 2017  
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Technological Innovation - Israel 25 August 2017  
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Science, Research Innovation - NZ 25 August 2017  
NSW Planning and Environment North Coast region parks and reserves 28 August 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs  Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017 28 August 2017  
*Productivity Commission Collection Models for GST on Low Value Imported Goods 30 August 2017  
*Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration  Circumstances in which Australians’ personal Medicare information has been compromised and made available for sale illegally on the ‘dark web’ 31 August 2017  
*Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities Australian Government's role in the development of cities 31 August 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs  Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017 and Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2017 1 September 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 4 September 2017  
*Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Inquiry into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2016 Federal Election and matters related thereto 4 September 2017  
*Australian Law Reform Commission Incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 4 September 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017 5 September 2017  
*Treasury of the Australian Government Modernising Business Registers 6 September 2017  
Senate Standing Comittees on Community Affairs Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2017 7 September 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2017 7 September 2017  
*Joint Standing Committee on Treaties OECD/G20 Tax Measures BEPS 8 September 2017  
*Senate Standing Committees on Economics Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 and 10 related bills [provisions] 8 September 2017  
*Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017 [provisions] 8 September 2017   
*Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs  Migration and Other Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Integrity) Bill 2017 [Provisions] 8 September 2017  
*Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs  Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017 [Provisions] 8 September 2017  
*Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017 8 September 2017  
*Standing Committee on Petitions Inquiry into the e-petitioning system of the House of Representatives Petitions Committee 11 September 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Economics Corporations Amendment (Modernisation of Members Registration) Bill 2017 11 September 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Vaporised Nicotine Products Bill 2017 13 September 2017  
*Office of Best Practice Regulation Free Range Egg Labelling Information Standard Safe Harbour 13 September 2017  
Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation Inquiry into regional development and decentralisation 15 September 2017  
*Productivity Commission Competition in the Australian Financial System 15 September 2017  
*Australian Marine Parks Marine Parks Draft Management Plans 20 September 2017  
*Federal Department of Communications and the Arts Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review 21 September 2017  
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Review of police stop, search and seizure powers, control order regime and preventative detention order regime 22 September 2017  
*Treasury of the Australian Government Review into Open Banking in Australia 22 September 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport The integrity of the water market in the Murray-Darling Basin 28 September 2017  
*Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017 29 September 2017  
*Joint Standing Committee on Migration Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes 29 September 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015 30 September 2017  
*Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration  Digital delivery of government services 30 September 2017  
Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs The growing prescence of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 'style' art and craft products and merchandise for sale across Australia 6 October 2017  
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Review of the 'declared area' provisions 6 October 2017  
*Senate Standing Commitee on Community Affairs Availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia 6 October 2017  
Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth Inquiry into the trade system and the digital economy 12 October 2017  
*Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into the benefits and risks of a Bipartisan Australian Defence Agreement, as a basis of planning for, and funding of, Australian defene capability. 15 October 2017  
*Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications Waste and recycling industry in Australia 20 October 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration  Arrangements for the postal survey 10 November 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications Current and future impacts of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure 23 November 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Value and affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket medical costs 27 November 2017  
Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach 6 December 2017  
Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Transitional arrangements for the NDIS 7 December 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices, and ensuring proper clinical and medical care standards are maintained and practiced 18 February 2018  
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Racial Disrimination Amendment Bill 2016 not set, but due to report by 9 May 2017  
Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2017 [provisions] not set, but due to report by 13 June 2017  
Standing Committee on Procedure Inquiry into the provisions relating to disorder in the House of Representatives not set  
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs  Law of Contempt not set  
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism not set  
Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts Inquiry into the Australian film and television industry not set  
Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS not set  
Joint Committe of Public Accounts and Audit Cybersecurity Compliance - Inquiry into Auditor-General's report 42 (2016-17) not set  
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit Inquiry into the 2015-16 Defence Major Projects Report not set  
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Oversight of ASIC, the Takeovers Panel and the Corporations Legislation No. 1 of the 45th Parliament not set  
Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia not set  
Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources Inquiry into water use efficiency in Australian agriculture not set  
Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit Inquiry into Defence Sustainment Expenditure not set  
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit Inquiry into the 2015-16 Defence Major Projects Report not set  
Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry into Illicit Tobacco not set  

NSW INQUIRIES (newly added inquiries are marked with *)

Body

Inquiry/Law Reform issue

Submission due date

NSW CLC Action

Department of Justice Review of the Tattoo Parlours Act 2012 25 August 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage Planning for Royal National Park 28 August 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage Mallee Cliffs National Park 28 August 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage North Coast region parks and reserves 28 August 2017  
*Transport for NSW Springwood to Lithgow rail corridor 29 August 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage Waste Point Preliminary Master Plan 29 August 2017  
*Parliment of NSW Prevention of Youth Suicide in New South Wales 31 August 2017  
*Roads and Maritime Services NSW Woolgoolga to Ballina highway upgrade 1 September 2017  
*Department of Primary Industries Water Water Management (General) Regulation 3 September 2017  
*Department of Justice Royal Commission civil litigation recommendations 4 September 2017  
*Parliment of NSW  Land Release and Housing Supply in New South Wales 5 September 2017  
*Parliment of NSW  'Energy from waste' technology 10 September 2017  
*Aboriginal Affairs NSW ALRA Review 2017 15 September 2017  
*Department of Primary Industries Water Development of Water Resource Plans 15 September 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage Sturt National Park 16 September 2017  
*NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet Draft Electoral Bill 2017 17 September 2017  
*NSW Health  Mental Health Seclusion Review 24 September 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage Morton State Conservation Area 25 September 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage Upper Nepean State Conservation Area 25 September 2017  
*Parliment of NSW Preference counting in local government elections in NSW 29 September 2017  
*Transport for NSW Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-21 30 September 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage Kemendok National Park 2 October 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage Euston Regional Park 2 October 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage Monga State Conservation Area 16 October 2017  
*Office of Environment and Heritage Crawney Pass National Park 20 November 2017  
*Parliment of NSW Fire and emergency services levy 26 November 2017  
*Parliment of NSW Operation of the Legislation Review Act 1987 30 November 2017  
*Venues NSW Hunter Sports & Entertainment Precinct 30 November 2017  
Office of Environment and Heritage Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park 8 December 2017  
Aboriginal Affairs NSW OCHRE - a continuing conversation not set  
Department of Justice Proposed Young Offenders Regulation 2016 not set  

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

Threatened Species Conversation and Research Work

ongoing

 

 

For a more complete list of inquiries specifically pertaining to planning, infrastructure and the environment, please visit the EDO NSW Have Your Say page.
KEY DATES
Event Date NSW CLC Action
29 August International Day against Nuclear Tests  
30 August International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances  
31 August International Overdose Awareness Day  
5 September International Day of Charity  
8 September International Literacy Day  
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day

 

15 September International Day of Democracy  
16 September International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer  
21 September International Day of Peace  
29 September World Heart Day  
1 October International Day of Older Persons  
2 October International Day of Non-Violence  
10 October World Mental Health Day  
13 October International Day for Disaster Reduction  
16 October World Food Day  
17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  
20 October World Osteoperosis Day  
26 October Intersex Awareness Day  
27 October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage