Last week in the House

Week beginning 26 August 2014

This page summarises the work done in the House of Representatives and the Federation Chamber. It is updated at the completion of a parliamentary sitting week.


Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Selection Committee

Government responses to committee reports presented

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation reports presented

Appointment and discharge of members

Mr Palmer was appointed a supplementary member of the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs for the purpose of the committee’s inquiry into the Child Support Program (26 August 2014)

Senate message was received informing the House that Senator O’Neill had been appointed a member of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia, and (28 August 2014)Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library had been appointed a member of the Senator Moore 

Other committee business

Mr Pyne, Leader of the House, amended the resolution of appointment of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia (27 August 2014) Senate concurs with the amendment (28 August 2014)

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Ministerial statements

There were no ministerial statements made

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Matters of Public Importance discussed

Click on title of MPI to view Hansard transcript

Budget (26 August 2014)

Budget (28 August 2014)

Medicines and GP tax (27 August 2014)

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Debate on private Members’ motions

There were no private Members' motions debated

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Public works referrals and approvals

There were no public works referred to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Works for consideration and report by the House

There were no public works approved by the House

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Other debates and statements

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Condolence motion in relation to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (26 August 2014)
Debated in the Federation Chamber (27 August 2014), Agreed to by the House (17 July 2014)

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More information

These Infosheets provide useful information about the business of the House and Federation Chamber.

For the official record of the proceedings of the House, including a list of papers presented, go to the Votes and Proceedings. To read transcripts of the debates, go to Hansard.

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