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.


14
May
2020

Home learning and teaching inquiry calls for submissions

The House Education Committee is calling for submissions from Australians about the way that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected schooling in Australia.

14
May
2020

Business beyond COVID-19

Parliament sat from 12-14 May, returning to its usual work, which had been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

1
May
2020

In history May 2020

May in Australian parliamentary history.

8
April
2020

$130 billion Jobkeeper bills pass in single day

Parliament met on Wednesday 8 April for a single day’s sitting.

8
April
2020

Senate appoints COVID-19 Select Committee

A select committee was formed to inquire into the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1
April
2020

In history April 2020

April in Australian parliamentary history.

23
March
2020

Parliament passes coronavirus bills

The Parliament met on Monday 23 March for an unusual one day sitting.

6
March
2020

Senate Estimates February 2020

The coronavirus, the effects of bushfires and the Future Submarine Program were some of the issues covered during Senate estimates hearings.

26
February
2020

From Legislative Council to the Senate

Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC gave his first speech to the Senate.

24
February
2020

Family violence in Australia

The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition made speeches expressing sympathy for victims of family violence.

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