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.


6
October
2020

Budget 2020-2021

As part of its 2020-21 Budget, the Government will focus on helping Australians to survive and thrive in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.

1
October
2020

In history October 2020

October in Australian parliamentary history.

2
September
2020

The Parliamentary Education Office

Ms Celia Hammond, the Member for Curtin, spoke in support of the work of the Parliamentary Education Office in the House of Representatives.

1
September
2020

In history September 2020

September in Australian parliamentary history.

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.