Family Policy Advisory Committee
In accordance with the federal law of 1 March 1967, Federal Law Gazette No.112/1967 the family policy advisory committee is assigned to advise the respective minister on family policy issues and, if so requested, to provide special reports on economic, social, legal and cultural matters in the field of family policy. The committee also has the right to make proposals and suggestions to the Ministry. Furthermore, it is responsible for examining and making statements on the suggestions and demands of the family organisations in Austria.
The advisory committee is composed of up to 15 members, which are representing family organisations and organisations of the "social partners". They are appointed for a period of four years by the minister.
The advisory committee meets at least twice a year. The committee is chaired by the minister or by a civil servant of his/her nomination.