Past Inquiries

Inquiry Report By Submissions Closed

Committee Secretariat Contact

Parliament House
George Street


Committee Membership

Ms Lindy Nelson-Carr MP, Chair, Member for Mundingburra
Mr Mark McArdle MP, Deputy Chair, Member for Caloundra
Ms Ros Bates MP, Member for Mudgeeraba
Mr Michael Choi MP, Member for Capalaba
Mrs Liz Cunningham MP, Member for Gladstone
Ms Mandy Johnstone MP, Member for Townsville
Mrs Desley Scott MP, Member for Woodridge

Functions of the Committee

The information on this page relates to the committee of the 53rd Parliament. This committee ceased to exist on 16 June 2011 by a motion in the House.


The Social Development Committee was a select committee established by resolution of the House on 23 April 2009 to monitor and report on issues in the policy areas of health, education and training, social welfare services, community development, housing, child safety, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy.

The Committee also monitored and reported on the following commissions-

  • Family Responsibilities Commission;
  • Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian; and
  • Health Quality and Complaints Commission

With respect to each commission the Committee had the following functions-

  1. to monitor and review the performance by the commissioner of the commissioner’s functions;
  2. to report to the Legislative Assembly on any matter concerning the commissioner, the commissioner’s functions or the performance of the commissioner’s functions that the committee considers should be drawn to the Legislative Assembly’s attention;
  3. to examine the annual report tabled in the Legislative Assembly and, if appropriate, to comment on any aspect of the report; and
  4. to report to the Legislative Assembly any changes to the functions, structures and procedures of the commission that the committee considers desirable for the more effective operation of the commission or the Act which establishes it.