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.
2022 Victorian state election
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 86822800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently tabled reports
Recently tabled reports are available for the following inquiries:
Inquiry into the 2022-23 budget estimates
Inquiry into extremism in Victoria
Inquiry into Victorian universities’ investment in skills
Inquiry into children affected by parental incarceration
Inquiry into support for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds
Inquiry into apartment design standards
Inquiry into the protections within the Victorian Planning Framework
Review of Pandemic Orders
Inquiry into the closure of the Hazelwood and Yallourn Power Stations
Inquiry into renewable energy in Victoria
Performance of the Victorian integrity agencies 2020/21: focus on witness welfare
Witness welfare report released
Justice | 6 October
Sixteen recommendations have been made by Parliament's Integrity and Oversight Committee.
Space technology in Australia
Economy | 27 September
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
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.
Microplastics entering the food chain through biosolid fertilisers
Environment | 7 September
The increasing use of biosolids as agricultural fertilisers may be causing microplastic pollution in Victoria, according to a recently published research note from the Victorian Parliamentary Library.
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.