Canning MP Andrew Hastie selected in three parliamentary committees

Canning MP Andrew Hastie has been appointed to three parliamentary committees in the 46th parliament, with review and oversight responsibilities across a number of portfolios. Photo: Supplied.
Canning MP Andrew Hastie has been appointed to three parliamentary committees in the 46th parliament, with review and oversight responsibilities across a number of portfolios. Photo: Supplied.

Canning MP Andrew Hastie has been appointed to three parliamentary committees in the 46th parliament, with review and oversight responsibilities across a number of portfolios.

Foremost among his appointments is the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS), which elected him as chair at their first meeting on July 4.

Mr Hastie has also been appointed to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade as Chair of the Defence sub-committee, and the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training.

The local MP said parliamentary committees played an important role in the work of parliament.

"Committees form an important part of the work we do in parliament," Mr Hastie said.

"Their task is to review proposed legislation and bills, as well as providing oversight to various aspects of the Australian Public Service.

"The PJCIS plays a particularly important role in overseeing Australia's intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies.

"Fundamentally parliamentary committees ensure the Australian people are being effectively served by their laws and bureaucracy.

"I take this role very seriously and am honoured to be invited to contribute."

Mr Hastie will also sit on three Coalition Backbench Policy Committees, which review proposed legislation before it is presented to the government party room for consideration.

These include committees for Defence and Veterans Affairs; Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment; and Industry, Energy, Resources and Northern Australia.