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Parliament of Australia

Parliament of Australia

Formally named the Parliament of the Commonwealth, it is made up of a total of 226 people popularly elected to the Senate and House of Representatives to represent the interests of Australians and to make laws.

Parliament of Australia

Bills and legislation

A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.
Links to current and previous bills and other resources.

Parliament of Australia

Committees

Parliamentary committees investigate specific matters of policy or government administration or performance.
Links to current Senate, House and Joint Parliamentary Committees.

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Frequently asked questions about parliament

Gives answers to frequently asked questions about Parliament, the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Parliament of Australia

Government ministry

Lists the current Australian Government Ministers and their portfolios. Also has links to previous ministries.

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Hansard

Hansard is the name given to the edited transcripts of debates in the Senate, House of Representatives, Main Committee and parliamentary committees. They are published shortly after the chamber or committee proceedings have concluded.

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Parliament and government

Gives a descriptive overview of the Australian Parliament. It discusses the Parliamentary system, the separation of powers, Commonwealth Parliament, executive government and the federal judicature as well as providing links to further information.

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Parliamentary Education Office

Provides parliamentary education services to schools, teachers and students. Includes access to factsheets and assignment assistance for kids.

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Parliamentary handbook

Provides a wealth of information on the current Australian Commonwealth Parliament, together with historical information on the Parliament since Federation.

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Parliamentary information

Provides links to information about the current parliament and advice and guidance about the operations of Cabinet and the Federal Executive.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

ParlInfo Search

Perform a search or explore the collections by browsing. Guided search provides searches for frequently sought information.

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Shadow Ministry

Lists the current Shadow Ministers and their portfolios. Also has links to previous ministries.

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Sitting calendar

Scheduled sitting days of the Parliament of Australia. Links to printable and text only versions of this calendar are available from this page.

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