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.


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The Parliament passed the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019, which repealed—cancelled—part of the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2019 passed in February.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

18
November
2019

In history November 2019

November in Australian parliamentary history.