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The Role of Committees

The Role of Committees

The work of Parliament includes passing legislation, overseeing of the Executive and providing advice on new policy areas. Parliament provides a public forum for debate on important issues facing the community. Across Australia, Parliaments are using committees to help them in their work.

Parliamentary committees give Members of Parliament and the public a chance to play a part in the formation of public policy. They allow Parliament to scrutinise the Executive more effectively, making it more responsible to the people of NSW. The committee system also gives Members more time to consider the detail of issues and to seek expert advice.

Members of both Houses of the Parliament of New South Wales can serve on a number of different parliamentary committees. Committees can be established by either House of Parliament or jointly by both.

Committees and Members of Parliament

Types of Committees

Current Parliamentary Committees and Inquiries - Home Page