Inquiries are an opportunity for the public to have input into issues being considered by Parliament. The inquiry process is managed by a committee and inquiries are referred to a committee through a terms of reference. The work of inquiries facilitates an in-depth investigation of issues to assist with better legislative decisions, direct public input into parliamentary and policy processes, public debate and awareness of issues.
The following inquiries are accepting submissions:
Inquiry into the impact of road safety behaviours on vulnerable road users
Inquiry into Victoria's Recreational Native Bird Hunting Arrangements
Inquiry into the conduct of the 2022 Victorian state election
Inquiry into employers and contractors who refuse to pay their subcontractors for completed works
Inquiry into increasing the number of registered organ and tissue donors
Inquiry into Land Transfer Duty Fees
Inquiry into the 2022 Flood Event in Victoria
There are no scheduled hearings.
Inquiry probes 2022 Victoria floods
Environment | 16 March
Legislative Council committee scrutinises state’s response and readiness.
Witness welfare report released
Justice | 6 October 2022
Sixteen recommendations have been made by Parliament's Integrity and Oversight Committee.
Space technology in Australia
Economy | 27 September 2022
In June 2022, NASA launched the first of three rockets from the Arnhem Space Centre in the Northern Territory, marking the agency’s first launch from a commercial spaceport outside of the US.
Committee inquiries lead to change
Justice | 26 September 2022
Dvir Abramovich shed tears as Victoria became the first jurisdiction in Australia to ban public displays of the Nazi swastika, but it wasn't the only landmark reform recommended by the Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee during the 59th parliament.
Inquiries are conducted by committees.
Committees are appointed at the start of a Parliament and are formed by members from one house or both houses.