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 drafting reports:
Inquiry into Victorian universities’ investment in skills
Inquiry into extremism in Victoria
2022-23 Budget Estimates
Performance of Victorian integrity agencies 2020/21: Focus on witness welfare
Inquiry into children affected by parental incarceration
Review of Pandemic Orders
Inquiry into apartment design standards
Inquiry into support for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds
Recently tabled reports
Recently tabled reports are available for the following inquiries:
Inquiry into the closure of the Hazelwood and Yallourn Power Stations
Inquiry into renewable energy in Victoria
Inquiry into the education and prevention functions of Victoria’s integrity agencies
Inquiry into Victoria's criminal justice system
Justice | 4 July
Learning from New Zealand programs for children of incarcerated parents
Children who’ve committed no crime are still forced to serve a sentence. That’s the message from New Zealand charity group Pillars, who work to support families of incarcerated people in New Zealand.
Health & Welfare | 24 June
Committee inquiry reviews Government’s pandemic orders
The Pandemic Declaration Accountability and Oversight Committee has consulted various stakeholders at public hearings held throughout 2022.
Society | 22 June
First Peoples’ Assembly members address Parliament
The Co-Chairs of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria have made an historic address to the Legislative Assembly.
Justice | 22 June
Bill banning Nazi swastika passes Parliament
Victoria has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to pass legislation banning the public display of the Nazi swastika (Hakenkreuz).
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.