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Committee Secretariat Contact

Parliament House George Street Brisbane Qld 4000

Phone: 07 3553 6623


Committee Membership

Mr Adrian Tantari MP, Member for Hervey Bay (Chair)
Mr Stephen Bennett MP, Member for Burnett (Deputy Chair)
Mr Michael Berkman MP, Member for Maiwar
Ms Cynthia Lui MP, Member for Cook
Dr Mark Robinson MP, Member for Oodgeroo
Mr Robert Skelton MP, 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, from 13 February 2024:

  • Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts
  • Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services, and Multicultural Affairs
  • Tourism and Sport

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.

Annual Reports

View: Report No. 35, 57th Parliament - Annual Report 2022-23
View: Report No. 22, 57th Parliament - Annual Report 2021-22
View: Report No. 11, 57th Parliament - Annual Report 2020-21


Ms Lynda Pretty, Committee Secretary
Dr Andrew Lilley, Assistant Committee Secretary
Mrs Kerri Swaine, 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.