Parliamentary committees take Parliament to the people
A closer look
Parliament can refer bills to committees
Does this affect you?
The committee advertises the inquiry to the community and contacts key people and organisations who may wish to make submissions
What are the facts?
The committee considers submissions and holds hearings to gather oral evidence from witnesses
What are the solutions?
The committee presents a report to the relevant chamber setting out its findings and recommendations
Better laws and decisions
Committee inquiries can lead to amendments to bills, further inquiries and changes to policy
Making Laws: How members of the community help shape the content of laws
The submission uses a humorous critique of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey to explore serious themes of dominance and submission in the legislation.