Past Inquiries

Inquiry Report By Submissions Closed

Committee Secretariat Contact

Parliament House
George Street


Committee Membership

Mr Peter Russo MP, Member for Sunnybank, Chair
Mr Ray Stevens MP, Member for Mermaid Beach, Deputy Chair
Mr David Janetzki MP, Member for Toowoomba South
Mrs Jo-Ann Miller MP, Member for Bundamba
Mr Steve Minnikin MP, Member for Chatsworth
Mr Linus Power MP, Member for Logan

Functions of the Committee

The information on this page relates to the committees of the 53rd, 54th and 55th Parliaments. The 55th Parliament ended with the dissolution of the Parliament on 29 October 2017.

The Finance and Administration Committee of the 55th Parliament was established by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 27 March 2015 as a portfolio committee with responsibility for the following areas:

  • Premier, Cabinet and the Arts
  • Treasury and Trade and Investment, and
  • Employment, Industrial Relations, Racing and Multicultural Affairs.

In relation to its areas of responsibility, the Committee:

  • examines Bills to consider the policy to be enacted;
  • examines the estimates of each department;
  • examines Bills for the application of the fundamental legislative principles set out in section 4 of the Legislative Standards Act 1992;
  • considers the lawfulness of subordinate legislation;
  • assesses the public accounts of each department in regard to the integrity, economy, efficiency and effectiveness of financial management by:
    • examining government financial documents, and
    • considering the annual and other reports of the auditor-general.
  • considers Departments’ public works in light of matters including, but not limited to the:
    • suitability of the works for the purpose,
    • necessity for the works,
    • value for money of the works,
    • revenue produced by, and recurrent costs of, the works, or estimates of revenue and costs,
    • present and prospective public value of the works,
    • procurement methods used for the works, and
    • actual suitability of the works in meeting the needs in and achieving the stated purpose of the works.

The Committee also has a monitor and review function in relation to the performance of the functions of the Auditor-General, the Integrity Commissioner and the Queensland Family and Child Commission. 

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.