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Committee Secretariat Contact

Parliament House George Street Brisbane Qld 4000

Phone: 07 3553 6623

Fax: 07 3553 6699

Email: [email protected]

Committee Membership

Ms Corrine McMillan, Member for Mansfield (Chair)
Mr Stephen Bennett, Member for Burnett (Deputy Chair)
Mr Michael Berkman, Member for Maiwar
Mr Jon Krause, Member for Scenic Rim
Ms Cynthia Lui, Member for Cook
Mr Robert Skelton, Member for Nicklin

Functions of the Committee

The Community Support and Services Committee of the 57th Parliament was established by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 26 November 2020 as a portfolio committee.

The committee has responsibility for the following areas:

  • Communities, Housing, Digital Economy and the Arts
  • Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

In relation to its areas of responsibility, the committee:

  • examines Bills and subordinate legislation to consider the policy to be enacted and the application of the fundamental legislative principles set out in section 4 of the Legislative Standards Act 1992 and compatibility with the Human Rights Act 2019.
  • examines the estimates of each department
  • investigates any issue referred to it by the Legislative Assembly or under an Act, whether or not the issue is within the committee’s areas of responsibility
  • assesses public accounts in its portfolio area in regard to integrity, economy, efficiency and effectiveness of financial management
  • assesses public works in its portfolio area in regard to the suitability of the works for the purpose.

The committee may initiate an inquiry into anything it considers appropriate within its portfolio area.

The committee also has a monitor and review function in relation to the performance of the functions of the Family Responsibilities Commission.


Ms Lynda Pretty, Acting Committee Secretary
Ms Ciara Furlong, Assistant Committee Secretary
Ms Caitlin Williams, Committee Support Officer


Please note that not all committee hearings and briefings are broadcast.

Watch live and archived broadcasts of the Community Support and Services Committee here.