The Economic committees conduct inquiries relating to the Treasury, Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolios.
I chair the Senate Economics Legislation Committee in the Parliament and I am Deputy Chair of the Economics References Committee.
The Economics Legislation Committee assesses legislation before the Parliament and convenes to conduct Senate Estimates three times per year.
The Economics References Committee conducts inquiries throughout the duration of the Parliament. Recent inquiries have included naval shipbuilding, corporate tax, housing affordability, financial advice, the automotive manufacturing sector and the third party certification of food.