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Committee Secretariat Contact

Parliament House George Street BRISBANE QLD 4000

Phone: 07 3553 6657

Fax: 07 3553 6699

Email: [email protected]

Committee Membership

Ms Kim Richards MP, Member for Redlands (Chair)
Mr James Lister MP, Member for Southern Downs (Deputy Chair)
Mr Mark Boothman MP, Member for Theodore
Mr Nick Dametto MP, Member for Hinchinbrook
Mr Barry O'Rourke MP, Member for Rockhampton
Mr Jimmy Sullivan MP, Member for Stafford

Functions of the Committee

The Education, Employment and Training Committee of the 57th Parliament was established as a portfolio committee of the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 26 November 2020. The committee has responsibility for the following portfolio areas:

  • Education, Industrial Relations and Racing
  • Employment, Small Business, Training and Skills Development.

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 must also investigate 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.

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Staff

Mr Rob Hansen, Committee Secretary
Ms Rhyll Duncan, Acting Assistant Committee Secretary
Ms Carolyn Heffernan, Committee Support Officer

Hearings

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

Watch live and archived broadcasts of the Education, Employment and Training Committee here.