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.


1
January
2021

A change to the national anthem

On 1 January 2021 the Governor-General, His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd), on the advice of the Government, issued a proclamation which changed the second line of the Australian national anthem from ‘For we are young and free’ to ‘For we are one and free’.

10
December
2020

Last day of parliament for 2020

Parliament concluded its final sitting day for 2020 on Thursday 10 December.

9
December
2020

Territories represent!

The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will have fairer representation in the House of Representatives under a bill that has passed the Parliament.

8
December
2020

Reduce and recycle

Exporting some recyclable materials will be banned under a new law passed by the Australian Parliament.

1
December
2020

In history December 2020

December in Australian parliamentary history.