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Committees@Work

Committees @ Work

Seminar Outline

This half-day seminar will provide the most up to date and practical information on the reform and modernisation of Queensland’s parliamentary committee system and its impacts on public sector officers. The structure and purpose of the new portfolio-based committees will be outlined, together with an overview of the role of parliamentary committees.

You will learn about the committee inquiry process and your role as public servants in providing information to parliamentary committees.

Public servants are increasingly required to appear before and provide evidence to parliamentary committees as part of committee examinations of Bills. In 2014-15, 662 public servants provided evidence to parliamentary committees. In 2015-16, this number increased to 768 public servants who provided evidence to parliamentary committees.

If you are likely to be called upon to prepare a submission for a parliamentary committee or are called upon to appear before, or support another officer appearing before a committee, this seminar is for you.

Keynote speakers include the Clerk of the Queensland Parliament, the Deputy Clerk and senior committee office staff.

Morning Tea will be provided.

Seminar Topics

  • Preparation of a written submission
  • Appearing before a committee
  • Role and structure of the committee system in Queensland
  • Stages of the inquiry process
  • Relationship between a committee and the public sector

Seminar Outcomes

  • Gain practical information about preparing submissions and appearing before a committee.
  • Obtain current information on the reform and modernisation of Queensland’s parliamentary committee system.
  • Develop an understanding of the current parliamentary committees inquiry process.
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities of public service officers in relation to providing information to a parliamentary committee.

 

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Dates

Friday, 10 March 2017 - FULLY BOOKED

Friday, 3 November 2017 - BOOK NOW

Time

9:45am - Registration
10am to 1:30pm - Seminar

Venue

Undumbi Room
Parliamentary Annexe
Cnr George and Alice Streets
Brisbane

Fees

$345 (inc GST)

More Details

Committees @ Work: Flyer  (PDF 1.03MB)
Sample Program  (PDF  310 KB)

Contact

seminars@parliament.qld.gov.au