How has COVID-19 impacted parliament?
Thanks for your question, Kohen.
The work of the Australian Parliament has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the things the Parliament has done to keep members of parliament and parliamentary staff safe include:
- reducing the number of days Parliament has met
- requiring some senators, members of the House of Representatives and their staff to self-quarantine before attending Parliament
- rearranging the Senate and House of Representatives seating plans to ensure physical distancing
- allowing members of parliament to participate in Senate and House meetings from their home or office over video conference.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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