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Training seminar for public sector officers

Committees @ Work

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 2018, more than 446 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, 3 September 2020


8:30am - Registration
9:00am to 1.30pm - Seminar


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


$360 (inc GST) 


Lynda Pretty 

Ph: 3553 6625

Email: committees.training@parliament.qld.gov.au