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.


1
February
2020

In history February 2020

February in Australian parliamentary history.

11
December
2019

In history December 2019

December in Australian parliamentary history.

5
December
2019

Government departments MoGged

The Prime Minister has announced Machinery of Government (MoG) changes to the structure of a number of government departments.

4
December
2019

Medevac repeal

The Parliament passed the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019, which repealed—cancelled—part of the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2019 passed in February.

2
December
2019

Answer time?

Members of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure made statements to the Parliament about the committee’s inquiry into how Question Time operates. The committee conducted an online survey and accepted written submissions on this issue. A report will be prepared and presented to the Parliament.

25
November
2019

Return of Senator Molan

Jim Molan AO has been chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales to fill a casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Arthur Sinodinos.

18
November
2019

In history November 2019

November in Australian parliamentary history.

12
November
2019

Relief for farmers

Changes will be made to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) to offer further support to farmers, under a bill passed by the Parliament.

25
October
2019

Senate estimates October 2019

Press freedom, live animal exports and primary school enrolment were some of the issues covered during Senate estimates hearings.

22
October
2019

Acknowledging veterans and their families

The Parliament has passed a bill to recognise and give thanks to military veterans and their families for their service to the nation.