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.
Recently tabled reports
Recently tabled reports are available for the following inquiries:
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
Environment | 10 August
Plan to avoid repeat recycling crisis
Legislation has been introduced to parliament in a bid to prevent another disruption to Victoria’s waste and recycling sector.
Economy | 5 August
Cost of living crunch for governments
State governments have three main issues to consider when confronting higher prices.
Society | 4 August
Three private members’ bills begin their journey
During this sitting week three new bills were made public in the Legislative Council by non-government members of parliament.
Justice | 4 August
Children of incarcerated parents the invisible victims of crime: Report
New report recommends Victoria create an agency to respond to children and families of people affected by parental incarceration.
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.