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Committees

Committee of the Legislative Assembly

The committee has the following areas of responsibility—
(a) the ethical conduct of members;
(b) parliamentary powers, rights and immunities;
(c) standing rules and orders about the conduct of business by, and the practices and the procedures of, the Assembly and its committees;
(d) any other matters for which the committee is given

Agriculture and Environment Committee

The Agriculture and Environment Committee was established by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 27 March 2015 as a portfolio committee with responsibility for the following areas: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries; Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing; and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

Education, Tourism, Innovation and Small Business Committee (formerly the Education, Tourism and Small Business Committee)

The Education, Tourism, Innovation and Small Business Committee was established by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 27 March 2015 as a portfolio committee with responsibility for the following areas: Education, Tourism, Major Events, Small Business, Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy

Ethics Committee

The committee’s areas of responsibility as set out in section 104B of the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001 are as follows: dealing with complaints about the ethical conduct of particular members; and dealing with alleged breaches of parliamentary privilege by members of the Assembly and other persons.

Finance and Administration Committee

The committee is a portfolio committee of the Legislative Assembly with the following areas of responsibility: Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Trade.

Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee (formerly the Health and Ambulance Services Committee)

On the 18 February 2016 the Queensland Legislative Assembly established the portfolio committee for Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee which incorporated the previous Health and Ambulance Services Committee and the Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee.

Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee

The Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee was established by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 27 March 2015 with responsibility for the following areas: Department of Infrastructure, Local Government, Planning and Trade and Investment; State Development, Natural Resources and Mines; and Housing and Public Works.

Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee

The Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee was established by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 27 March 2015 as a portfolio committee with responsibility for the following areas: Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Training and Skills; and Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Services.

Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee

The principal functions of the committee are:

• to monitor and review the performance of the functions of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC);
• to report to Parliament on matters relevant to the CCC; and
• to participate in the selection of Commissioners of the CCC.

Transportation and Utilities Committee (formerly the Utilities, Science and Innovation Committee)

The Transportation and Utilities Committee is a portfolio committee with responsibility for the following areas: Main Roads, Road Safety, Ports, Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, Transport and the Commonwealth Games.