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Parliament House George Street BRISBANE QLD 4000

Phone: 07 3553 6637


Committee Membership

Mr Linus Power MP, Member for Logan, Chair
Mr Ray Stevens MP, Member for Mermaid Beach, Deputy Chair
Mr Michael Crandon MP, Member for Coomera 
Mrs Melissa McMahon MP, Member for Macalister
Mr Daniel Purdie MP, Member for Ninderry
Mr Adrian Tantari MP, Member for Hervey Bay

Functions of the Committee

The Economics and Governance 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 portfolio areas:

  • Premier and Cabinet and Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Treasury, Trade and Investment
  • Tourism, Innovation and Sport.

In relation to its areas of responsibility, the committee:

  • examines the estimates of each department (and relevant statutory agencies)
  • examines Bills and subordinate legislation to consider the policy to be enacted, the application of the fundamental legislative principles set out in section 4 of the Legislative Standards Act 1992, and the compatibility of the legislation with the Human Rights Act 2019
  • 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
  • considers the annual and other reports of the Auditor-General
  • assesses public accounts in its portfolio area in regard to the 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 also initiate an inquiry into anything it considers appropriate within its portfolio area. 

In addition, the committee has a monitor and review function in relation to the performance of the functions of the Auditor-General and the Integrity Commissioner.

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Annual Reports

View: Report No. 34, 57th Parliament - Annual Report 2021-22 - tabled on 17 October 2022


Lucy Manderson, Committee Secretary
Melissa Salisbury, Assistant Committee Secretary
Joanne Hopper, Acting Committee Support Officer


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