Committees

Dave was appointed to serve on the following committees in the 46th Parliament of Australia:

 

CHAIR OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON TREATIES

The Treaties Committee is responsible for reviewing and reporting on all treaty actions proposed by the Government before action which binds Australia to the terms of the treaty is taken.

As Chair of the committee, Dave is advocating to improve the openness and transparency of the treaty making process in Australia. He believes all proposed treaties should take into account:

  • the economic, environmental, social and cultural effects of the proposed treaty;
  • the obligations imposed by the treaty;
  • how the treaty will be implemented domestically;
  • the financial costs associated with implementing and complying with the terms of the treaty; and
  • the consultation that has occurred with State and Territory Governments, industry and community groups and other interested parties.

To track current enquiries undertaken by the Committee, visit here.

JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade considers and reports on matters relating to foreign affairs, defence and trade, either referred to it by the House or a Minister.

Having had an extensive career within foreign affairs and diplomacy, Dave will seek to ensure our national policies will always put Australia’s interests first.

To track current enquiries undertaken by the Committee, visit here.

HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND RESOURCES

The Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources inquires into and reports on relevant matters referred to it by either the House or a Minister.

To track current enquiries undertaken by the Committee, visit here.

CHAIR OF THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND AID SUB-COMMITTEE

 

Parliamentary Friendship Groups

PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF BETTER CITIES

The Parliamentary Friendship Group for Better Cities will work together to make Australia’s capital and major cities more liveable, more resilient and more productive.

PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Parliamentary Friends of Social Sciences provides regular opportunities for parliamentarians to meet with leading Australian and international research experts on a range of contemporary social policy issues.

PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE PACIFIC

The Parliamentary Friends of the Pacific provides a platform to strengthen Australia’s ties with our Pacific neighbours.