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.


24
August
2020

Explainer: Vacancies filled in the Senate and the House of Representatives

Recently 2 casual vacancies have come up in the Australian Parliament. A casual vacancy is when a senator or member resigns or retires during their term.

24
August
2020

Parliament via video

For the first time members of parliament were able to use video technology to participate in parliamentary proceedings.

1
August
2020

In history August 2020

August in Australian parliamentary history.

1
July
2020

In history July 2020

July in Australian parliamentary history.

11
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.