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The Parliament passed the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019, which repealed—cancelled—part of the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2019 passed in February.
Members of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure made statements to the Parliament about the committee’s inquiry into how Question Time operates. The committee conducted an online survey and accepted written submissions on this issue. A report will be prepared and presented to the Parliament.
A petition is a request by a group of citizens for Parliament to take action to solve a particular problem. The largest ever e-petition, with over 400 000 signatures, has been presented to the House of Representatives.