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.


22
March
2021

Explainer: parliamentary baby boom

Members of Parliament have occasionally brought their young children into the Senate and House of Representatives.

15
March
2021

Explainer: protesting at Parliament House

Protests are regular events around Parliament House, but what are they about and is it ok to protest?

15
March
2021

Parliament to investigate road safety in Australia

The Senate and the House of Representatives agreed to establish a Joint Select Committee on Road Safety.

26
February
2021

Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee

The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, launched a national spelling bee in order to promote literacy in Australian school students.

21
February
2021

Parliamentarians stumped by Press Gallery

The Press Gallery team were victorious over the politicians’ team in the annual ‘Press Gallery versus Pollies’ cricket match.