News from our Parliament

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from our Parliament. Read straightforward explanations of bills, committee inquiries, and events in the Senate and House of Representatives, and around Parliament House.


17
November
2020

Blood brothers

The Minister for Health and the Shadow Minister for Health visited a blood bank to encourage Australians to donate blood.

11
November
2020

Committee to investigate media diversity in Australia

The Senate agreed to hold a committee inquiry into the issue of media diversity in Australia.

1
November
2020

In history November 2020

November in Australian parliamentary history.

29
October
2020

2020-2021 Budget estimates

Submarines, bushfire recovery and response to COVID-19 were some of the issues covered during Senate estimates hearings.

16
October
2020

Citizens use their (electronic) voices

The e-petition submitted to the House of Representatives about the Australian News Media has received over 270,000 signatures in less than a week.