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.


19
September
2019

‘An Australian original’

The Parliament paid tribute to former Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Timothy Andrew Fischer AC.

18
September
2019

Inspection of live animal exports

The Parliament has passed a bill to establish an Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports to oversee the Department of Agriculture’s role in regulating exports.

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.