Multimedia

The House of Representatives

Role of the House of Representatives

Image of Role of the House of Representatives

Catalogue no: 0306

Source/Credit line: Parliamentary Education Office (www.peo.gov.au)

Description

This diagram illustrates the various roles of the House of Representatives. Members:

  • form government
  • decide matters of national interest
  • represent the interests of people in their electorates
  • propose, debate and vote on bills and amendments
  • examine issues in committees
  • scrutinise executive government.