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.


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.