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Committee Membership

Mr Linus Power MP, Member for Logan, Chair
Mr Ray Stevens MP, Member for Mermaid Beach, Deputy Chair
Ms Amanda Camm MP, Member for Whitsunday
Mr Michael Crandon MP, Member for Coomera
Mrs Melissa McMahon MP, Member for Macalister
Ms Jess Pugh, Member for Mount Ommaney 

Functions of the Committee

The Cost of Living and Economics Committee of the 57th Parliament was established by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 13 February 2024 as a portfolio committee with responsibility for the following portfolio areas:

  • Premier and Cabinet
  • Treasury, Trade and Investment.

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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Tim Horne, Committee Secretary
Melissa Salisbury, Assistant Committee Secretary


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