Your questions on notice
Apart from the standing orders, what other 'rules' does the House have to follow, specifically in Question Time?
Jessica - Brisbane, QLD
What is the purpose of the despatch box? How did the name come about? Thanks for your time!
Jessica - Brisbane, QLD
What is the role of the Prime Minister in allowing a conscience vote on an issue debated in the Parliament?
Eleni - Melbourne, VIC
Does Australia have a parliamentary line of succession to the Prime Minister and if so, what is the order?
Hartley - Penrith, NSW
Name two legislative powers that section 52 of the Constitution stops state parliament from making laws on.
Dion - VIC
What is the difference between a Prime Minister and a President? Why does Australia have a Prime Minister?
Lana - Adelaide, SA
Parliament will be prorogued on 15/4/16. Will any Bills before parliament on 15/4/16 lapse, and need to be reintroduced?
David - Camperdown, NSW
Can crossbench MPs withdraw their support from a minority government? If so, would that force the government to hold a new general election?
Tom - Adelaide, SA
How is government policy is shaped and developed by the Prime Minister and Cabinet?
Kathy - Melbourne, VIC
Did the members for WA and Tasmania attend the 1901 ceremonies for Federation?
Kim - Chain Valley Bay, NSW
How many Aboriginal or Torres Straits Islander MPs or Senators are there and what are their names?
Rae - Leongatha, VIC
Can a Minister remain in his role while not a member of parliament? Section 64 of the constitution seems to imply they can for three months.
John - Wyee Point, NSW
Who is more powerful the Governor-General or the High Court? Can the Governor-General over rule the High Court?
John - Mount Ossa, QLD
How can we have 3 levels of government if councils are not mentioned in the Australian Constitution?
Graham - Bribie Island, QLD
As well as Ministers being allocated an office in the Ministerial Wing at Parliament House do they also have offices in their department buildings?
Chris - Toowoomba, QLD
I just wanted to know whether section 128 of the constitution could be used to amend or repeal the first eight clauses of the Constitution?
James - Planet Earth
Do members of parliament get a copy of the bill before it is first read by the Clerk?
Aaron - Wagga Wagga, NSW
What support and guidance is given to new members of parliament to help them in their roles?
Phoenix - Lara, VIC
New Zealand is mentioned in the Australian constitution. Does that mean that New Zealanders have the legal authority to vote
Harley - Sydney, NSW
How many politicians have served since federation? How many in the house of reps and how many in the senate?
David - Macarthur, NSW
How do I start a petition to parliament? How many signatures do we need? What can we do to get this happening?
John - Australia
What are additional estimates? How long does a department have to answer in writing a question on notice and are answers recorded in Hansard?
Lisa - Melbourne, VIC
After a double dissolution election, do senators’ terms start on the day of the election or 1 July, like after a normal senate election?
Hua - Hughes, ACT