Question Time inquiry continues

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure this week continues its program of public hearings as part of its inquiry into the practices and procedures relating to question time in the House.

Chair of the committee Mr Ross Vasta said the committee will hear from a panel from the parliamentary press gallery and from former Speaker the Hon Peter Slipper.

‘This is an opportunity to explore perceptions of Question Time,’ Mr Vasta said.

‘Hearing different perspectives on Question Time and the role it plays in the parliamentary day will inform our consideration of practices and procedures,’ said Mr Milton Dick, the Deputy Chair of the committee.

The committee has so far conducted a public survey, received submissions, held public hearings and consulted with current Members. At the conclusion of its inquiry, the Committee will make recommendations to the House for its consideration. Further information about the inquiry is available on the Committee’s website.

Public hearing details

Date: Monday, 27 July 2020
Time: 3pm to 4pm
Location: By teleconference
Witnesses: Parliamentary Press Gallery

Date: Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Location: by teleconference
Witness: The Hon Peter Slipper

The hearings will be broadcast live at