External scrutiny and controls

Parliamentary scrutiny

Representatives of the ALRC regularly appear at Senate Estimates Committee Hearings to answer questions about ALRC operations.

Commissioner, Professor Terry Flew attended the Senate Supplementary Budget Estimates Hearing on 18 October 2011 as President, Professor Rosalind Croucher, was on annual leave and Executive Director, Sabina Wynn was on sick leave.

The ALRC was not required to attend Additional Estimates in February 2012.

President, Professor Rosalind Croucher, and Executive Director, Sabina Wynn, attended Budget Estimates on 23 May 2012.

During 2011–12, the ALRC responded to 93 Questions on Notice.

Court and tribunal decisions

There were no judicial decisions or decisions of administrative tribunals during 2011–12 that involved the ALRC or had a significant impact on the operations of the ALRC.

Commonwealth Ombudsman

No issues relating to the ALRC were referred to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s office.