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.


11
May
2021

Budget 2021-2022

The Government’s 2021-2022 Budget contained spending across a range of areas including childcare, aged care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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.