Past Inquiries

Inquiry Report By Submissions Closed

Committee Secretariat Contact

Parliament House
George Street


Committee Membership

Mr Kerry Shine MP, Chair, Member for Toowoomba North
Mr Steve Dickson, Member for Buderim
Dr Bruce Flegg MP, Deputy Chair, Member for Moggill
Mr Steve Kilburn MP, Member for Chatsworth
Mrs Desley Scott MP, Member for Woodridge
Mrs Jann Stuckey MP, Member for Currumbin

Functions of the Committee

The information on this page relates to the committee of the 53rd Parliament, which ended with the dissolution of the Parliament on 19 February 2012. 


The Industry, Education, Training and Industrial Relations Committee was a portfolio committee established by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 16 June 2011, with the following areas of responsibility:

  • Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Small Business
  • State Development and Trade
  • Coordinator-General
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Skills and Training
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Industrial Relations
  • Retail.

In relation to its areas of responsibility, the committee:

  • examines bills to consider the policy to be enacted;
  • examines the estimates of relevant departments;
  • examines bills for the application of the fundamental legislative principles set out in s.4 of the Legislative Standards Act 1992;
  • considers the lawfulness of subordinate legislation;
  • assesses the public accounts of each relevant department in respect of the above areas of responsibility, with 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 must deal with 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.