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
May
2020

Business beyond COVID-19

Parliament sat from 12-14 May, returning to its usual work, which had been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

1
May
2020

In history May 2020

May in Australian parliamentary history.

8
April
2020

$130 billion Jobkeeper bills pass in single day

Parliament met on Wednesday 8 April for a single day’s sitting.

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.