The committee system in a parliamentary democracy provides a way of achieving greater public input into issues being considered by Parliament. The Parliament of Victoria has an extensive system of committees which hold inquiries into particular issues and call for input from the wider community, including experts, individuals, business and government organisations, to express their views.

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Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Inquiry into Penalty Rates and Fair Pay

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Inquiry into Penalty Rates and Fair PayAccepting submissions
Inquiry into the 2017-18 Budget EstimatesNone
Inquiry into the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Bill 2017Accepting submissions
Inquiry into Civics and Electoral Participation in Victorian State Parliamentary ElectionsReferred (Terms of reference)
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Right of Reply by Persons referred to in the House: 58th ParliamentFinal report tabled
Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in VictoriaAccepting submissions
Inquiry into Fuel Prices in Regional VictoriaReferred (Terms of reference)
Inquiry into the Owners Corporations Amendment (Short-Stay Accommodation) Bill 2016Accepting submissions
Inquiry into the Environment Protection Amendment (Banning Plastic Bags, Packaging and Microbeads) Bill 2016Conducting public hearings
Inquiry into the RSPCA VictoriaAccepting submissions
Inquiry into Education, Training and Communications Initiatives of Victorian Oversight AgenciesAccepting submissions
Inquiry into Fire Season PreparednessInterim report tabled
Inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown LandConducting public hearings
Review of Protected DisclosuresDrafting report
Inquiry into Electronic VotingDrafting report
Inquiry into Rate Capping PolicyInterim report tabled
Inquiry into Perinatal ServicesAccepting submissions
Inquiry into Community Energy ProjectsConducting public hearings
Inquiry into Infrastructure ProjectsConducting public hearings
Inquiry into Services for People with Autism Spectrum DisorderDrafting report
Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria's Rural and Regional CouncilsAccepting submissions
Inquiry into Drug Law ReformAccepting submissions
Inquiry into Electric VehiclesAccepting submissions