Seminar Outline

This half-day seminar will provide the most up to date and practical information on the reform and modernisation of Queensland’s parliamentary committee system and its impacts on public sector officers. The structure and purpose of the new portfolio-based committees will be outlined, together with an overview of the role of parliamentary committees.

You will learn about the committee inquiry process and your role as public servants in providing information to parliamentary committees.

Public servants are increasingly required to appear before and provide evidence to parliamentary committees as part of committee examinations of Bills. For example, in 2019, more than 537 public servants appeared before parliamentary committees.

If you are likely to be called upon to prepare a submission for a parliamentary committee or are called upon to appear before, or support another officer appearing before a committee, this seminar is for you.

Keynote speakers include the Clerk of the Queensland Parliament, the Deputy Clerk and senior committee office staff.

Morning Tea will be provided.

Seminar Topics

  • Appearing before a committee
  • Role and structure of the committee system in Queensland
  • Stages of the inquiry process
  • Relationship between a committee and the public sector

Seminar Outcomes

  • Gain practical information about appearing before a committee.
  • Obtain current information on the reform and modernisation of Queensland’s parliamentary committee system.
  • Develop an understanding of the current parliamentary committees inquiry process.
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities of public service officers in relation to providing information to a parliamentary committee.


Thursday, 9 June 2022 - the booking portal is open now.


8:30am - Registration
9:00am - 1:15pm - Seminar


Undumbi Room
Level 5, Parliamentary Annexe
Cnr George and Alice Streets


     View the program here - Thursday, 9 June 2022


$360 (inc GST)


Available from Eventbrite - get your tickets now!


Amanda Beem 
Ph: 3553 6611
Email: [email protected]


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Attendance on the Queensland Parliament precinct – COVID vaccination information and restrictions

All visitors to the Queensland Parliament precinct will need to provide proof of vaccination, via their Check-in Queensland app with a ‘green tick’. 
Vaccination status will be checked by Parliamentary Security as they pass through security screening on arrival to the Parliamentary Annexe. If a visitor is unable to provide this they will need to produce one of the approved documents, as outlined in the Speaker’s directive accessible on the Queensland Parliament COVID-19 Response webpage.
In summary:
  • No person can enter the parliamentary precinct unless they are fully vaccinated or exempt. This does not apply to young people under the age of 16.
  • All visitors are required to check-in and prove their vaccination status via the ‘Check-in Queensland’ app or other accepted means.
  • Persons exempt from vaccination are required to wear a mask and cannot visit any food or beverage service on the precinct.