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.


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.

18
November
2019

In history November 2019

November in Australian parliamentary history.

12
November
2019

Relief for farmers

Changes will be made to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) to offer further support to farmers, under a bill passed by the Parliament.

25
October
2019

Senate estimates October 2019

Press freedom, live animal exports and primary school enrolment were some of the issues covered during Senate estimates hearings.

22
October
2019

Largest ever e-petition presented to Parliament

A petition is a request by a group of citizens for Parliament to take action to solve a particular problem. The largest ever e-petition, with over 400 000 signatures, has been presented to the House of Representatives.