Ministerial committee

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A ministerial committee is a committee consisting of ministers of government portfolio.

A joint ministerial committee usually refers to committee consisting of ministers from different nations or international organisations.


The term is used in both federal and state governments of Australia.


  • Federal government
    • Ministerial Committee Inquiry into The Portrayal of Violence in the Electronic Media, May 1996 – July 1996 [1]
    • Ministerial Committee to Oversight Implementation of Backing Australia's Ability (MCOIBAA) [2], later named "Science and Innovation Committee" but still referred to as a Ministerial committee [3]
  • New South Wales
    • Ministerial Committee of Inquiry into impotency treatment services [4]
  • Northern Territory
    • Ministerial Standing Committee on Crime Prevention [5]
  • Western Australia
    • Commercial Passenger Vessel Advisory Committee (CPVAC) [6]
    • Ministerial Committee on Lesbian and Gay Law Reform [7]

Joint ministerial committees[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

A Joint Ministerial Committee exists in the UK as a committee of ministers and members of devolved administrations. It is not an executive body and cannot bind any of its participants.[1]


  1. ^ "Devolution: memorandum of understanding and supplementary agreement". 1 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2017.

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