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.


14
February
2020

Changes in the Senate and the House

A new senator, a new Deputy Speaker and changes in party leadership were just some of the changes that have occurred in the Parliament.

14
February
2020

Keeping up to date with Parliament

There are a lot of ways you can keep up to date with what’s happening in the Australian Parliament.

12
February
2020

Closing the Gap

The Prime Minister and other members of parliament made speeches about the Closing the Gap initiative.

4
February
2020

‘Black summer’

The Parliament expressed sympathy for those who have lost friends and family this bushfire season.

1
February
2020

In history February 2020

February in Australian parliamentary history.

11
December
2019

In history December 2019

December in Australian parliamentary history.

5
December
2019

Government departments MoGged

The Prime Minister has announced Machinery of Government (MoG) changes to the structure of a number of government departments.

4
December
2019

Medevac repeal

The Parliament passed the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019, which repealed—cancelled—part of the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2019 passed in February.

2
December
2019

Answer time?

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.

25
November
2019

Return of Senator Molan

Jim Molan AO has been chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales to fill a casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Arthur Sinodinos.