Parliamentary Committees & Groups

Dave serves on the following committees and groups in the 46th Parliament of Australia:

Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

The Treaties Committee reviews and reports on all treaty actions proposed by the Government before action that 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.

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

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade

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

Having had an extensive career in diplomacy and foreign affairs, Dave is ensuring our national policies will always put Australia’s interests first.

In addition to being a member of the JSCFADT, Dave also Chairs the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub Committee and sits on the Defence Sub Committee.

To download a PDF detailing the Committee's operations, visit here.

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

House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science & 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.

Joint Standing Committee on the Implementation of the National Redress Scheme 

The Joint Select Committee on Implementation on the National Redress Scheme provides parliamentary oversight of the implementation of the National Redress Scheme. The Department of Social Services is responsible for the operation of the Scheme and the legislated second review.

The Committee has been established to inquire into and report on:

  • the Australian Government policy, program and legal response to the redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including the establishment and operation of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme and ongoing support of survivors; and
  • any matter in relation to the Royal Commission's redress related recommendations referred to the committee by a resolution of either House of the Parliament.

To follow the Committee’s work, visit here.

Parliamentary Friends of Cycling Group

Established with the support of 26 MPs and Senators, the Parliamentary Friends of Cycling group is a forum to develop policy on riding and active transport. Australia has seen a significant increase in cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic, for both transport and recreation.

As an avid rider himself, Dave is excited for the Parliament to get behind this trend and do more to make cycling safe and accessible.