Committees

Legislative Council Privileges Committee

The 59th Parliament expired on 1 November 2022. A general election will be held on 26 November 2022. All Committees of the 59th Parliament ceased to exist on 1 November 2022, and any incomplete inquiries lapsed from that date. New Committees will be established in the 60th Parliament. For further information, please contact the Committee Services Office on 03 8682 2800 or cso@parliament.vic.gov.au.

 

The Committee examines and reports to the Legislative Council on possible breaches of Parliamentary privilege.

Inquiries conducted by the committee:

Review of the Ongoing Resolution on the Parliamentary Integrity Adviser

The Legislative Council and Assembly Privileges Committees’ joint report was tabled in Parliament on 20 September 2022.

Inquiry into breach of committee deliberations and report contents

Inquiry into Mr Adem Somyurek’s use of government resources

Appointment of a Parliamentary Integrity Adviser

The committee made a recommendation for the appointment of a Parliamentary Integrity Adviser.

Inquiry into matters relating to the misuse of electorate office staffing entitlements

In 2018 the committee reported on current and former members of the Legislative Council named in paragraphs 45 to 50 of the Ombudsman's report. The committee reported on whether members were in contempt of Parliament in relation to code of conduct and if fines should be imposed on members.