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.


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August
2020

In history August 2020

August in Australian parliamentary history.

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July
2020

In history July 2020

July in Australian parliamentary history.

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June
2020

Committee to investigate destruction of Aboriginal site

Parliamentary committees investigate not only bills before the Parliament but also issues, events and actions that affect the Australian environment and Australian cultural heritage.

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June
2020

Explainer: Representation in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory would be guaranteed a minimum of 2 seats in the House of Representatives if a bill introduced into the Senate becomes law.

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June
2020

Explainer: Crossing the floor

What is crossing the floor and why would a senator or member want to do it?

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