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Parliamentary inquiries

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.

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Parliamentary committees

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. 

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