Learning

Glossary

J

joint committee
A parliamentary committee made up of members of both houses of Parliament.
joint sitting
A combined meeting of the House of Representatives and Senate in one chamber, to make a decision on a proposed law which the two houses, sitting separately, have been unable to agree on.
Journals of the Senate
(see also Votes and Proceedings)
The official record of the actions and decisions made in the Senate.
judicial power
(see also separation of powers)
The power of the courts to make judgements about the law.
Judiciary
The High Court and other federal courts that make judgements about the law.

Back to top

Previous page: I

Next page: L