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Committee Secretariat Contact

Parliament House George Street BRISBANE QLD 4000

Phone: 07 3553 6626

Fax: 07 3553 6699

Email: [email protected]

Committee Membership

Mr Aaron Harper MP, Member for Thuringowa, Chair
Mr Robert (Rob) Molhoek MP, Member for Southport, Deputy Chair
Mr Stephen (Steve) Andrew MP, Member for Mirani
Ms Ali King MP, Member for Pumicestone
Ms Joan Pease MP, Member for Lytton
Dr Mark Robinson MP, Member for Oodgeroo

Functions of the Committee

The Health and Environment Committee of the 57th Parliament was established as a portfolio committee of the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 26 November 2020 as a portfolio committee. 

The committee has responsibility for the portfolio areas:

  • Health and Ambulance Services,
  • Environment, Great Barrier Reef, Science and Youth 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 operation of the health complaints system.  This includes monitoring and reviewing the performance of the Office of the Health Ombudsman, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the 15 registered health practitioner National Boards. 

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Ms Melissa Salisbury, Acting Committee Secretary

Ms Annemarie Groth, Assistant Committee Secretary

Ms Kelly Tremlett, Committee Support Officer


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