Public hearings into Question Time inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure is holding a public hearing as part of its inquiry examining the practice and procedure relating to question time in the House.

Chair of the committee Mr Ross Vasta said the Committee would hold a public hearing by teleconference tomorrow, 4 June.

“This is the first of the Committee’s public hearings into this inquiry,” Mr Vasta said.

“The committee will hear from a range of witnesses about how Question Time can be improved.

“I’m really looking forward to the feedback and looking into ways we can make it easier for people to engage with question time and be part of the process.”

The Committee has received more than 40 submissions and has conducted surveys to seek suggestions from the public and from Members on the rules and conventions around question time and opportunities for change.

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: Thursday, 4 June 2020
Time: 11am to 3.45 pm
Location: Teleconference

Indicative times:

11am – 12 noon: Mr Harry Jenkins
1pm – 2pm: Ms Anna Burke
2pm –2.45pm: Professor Colleen Lewis
3pm–3.45pm: Accountability Roundtable

3.45pm: Close

The hearing will be broadcast live at

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