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Committee Secretariat Contact

Parliament House George Street BRISBANE QLD 4000

Phone: +61 7 3553 6610

Email: [email protected]

Committee Membership

Ms Jennifer Howard MP, Member for Ipswich (Chair)
Mr Andrew Powell MP, Member for Glass House (Deputy Chair)
Mr Linus Power MP, Member for Logan
Mr Daniel Purdie MP, Member for Ninderry
Ms Kim Richards MP, Member for Redlands
Mr Ray Stevens MP, Member for Mermaid Beach

Functions of the Committee

The Ethics Committee of the 57th Parliament was established on 26 November 2020.

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
  • dealing with alleged breaches of parliamentary privilege by members of the Assembly and other persons.

Further to this, section 104C of the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001 provides:
The committee’s area of responsibility about dealing with complaints about the ethical conduct of particular members is to—

  • consider complaints referred to the committee about particular members failing to register particular interests; and
  • consider complaints against particular members for failing to comply with the code of ethical conduct for members, report on complaints to the Assembly and recommend action by the Assembly.
  • A complaint about a member not complying with the code of ethical conduct for members may be considered only by the Assembly or the committee.
  • Subsection (2) has effect despite any other law, but the subsection does not apply to a court, tribunal or other entity if the entity may, under a law, consider an issue and the issue that is considered involves the commission, or claimed or suspected commission, of a criminal offence.
  • Subsection (3) does not limit or otherwise affect the powers, rights and immunities of the Assembly and its committees and members.

Staff

Ms Erin Hastie, Committee Secretary
Dr Amanda Beem, Assistant Committee Secretary
Ms Andrea Musch, Executive Secretary

Hearings

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

Watch live and archived broadcasts of the Ethics Committee here.