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.


21
June
2021

Explainer: changing party leaders

The Nationals party elected the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP as their leader.

15
June
2021

Explainer: free votes

Usually political parties vote as a team in Parliament. But occasionally they don’t.

3
June
2021

Senate Estimates May - June 2021

Senate committees questioned government ministers and public servants on a range of topics over two weeks.

13
May
2021

The question of Question Time

Shorter times for questions and answers were some of the recommendations made in a parliamentary report about Question Time in the House of Representatives.

11
May
2021

Condolences for Prince Philip

The Parliament paid tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.