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.


17
September
2019

Protecting children from abuse

The Parliament has passed a bill that will put into effect a number of recommendations from the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child abuse.

12
September
2019

Trespassing on agricultural land

Electronically publishing or distributing material that intentionally and recklessly encourages a person to trespass on agricultural land will be an offence, under a bill passed by the Parliament.

9
September
2019

National Integrity Commission bill passes the Senate

The Senate has passed a private senator’s bill to establish a national integrity commission to investigate alleged corruption at a federal—national—level.

7
August
2019

Mother and daughter bow to tradition

The new Member for Lilley, Ms Anika Wells MP, took her daughter into the House of Representatives and was photographed bowing to the Speaker, with her daughter following her example.

7
August
2019

Examining national identity

The Senate has referred an inquiry relating to nationhood, national identity and democracy to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for investigation.