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 have upcoming hearings or have held hearings recently:
Inquiry into Victorian universities’ investment in skills
Review of Pandemic Orders
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The following inquiries are drafting reports:
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
Inquiry into gender responsive budgeting
Inquiry into whether Victoria should participate in a national electoral roll platform
Inquiry into Commonwealth support for Victoria
Inquiry into Environmental Infrastructure for Growing Populations
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).
Society | 20 June
Victoria leads nation on autism awareness, but still has way to go
In the first of its kind, a week-long event is taking place in Queen's Hall at Parliament House to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder in Victoria.
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.