Parliament House artworks celebrated in new book
May 15, 2013
A new book about Parliament House gives readers a behind the scenes look at how some of its art and craft was created.
Call for slave-free guarantee for consumers
7 May 2013
More focus is needed on the role product labels and trade restrictions can play in helping to reduce slave labour, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.
Dental gaps need filling
29 April, 2013
Australia’s public dental system needs to undergo a range of changes if it is to increase accessibility and cope with growing demand, a parliamentary committee has heard.
Online safety resources needed for seniors
17 April 2013
A web-portal designed to help seniors report cybercrime and access information should be developed, a parliamentary committee has recommended.
Call for Timor-Leste missing persons unit
10 April 2013
Australia should fund a missing persons identification centre in East Timor, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.
Calls for broad native title review
27 March 2013
A comprehensive inquiry is needed into future reform of the native title system, a committee has recommended.
TAFE inquiry launched
March 26 2013
An inquiry has been launched into Australia’s TAFEs.
IT giants front committee over pricing
22 March 2013
Apple, Adobe and Microsoft today fronted a committee hearing in Canberra to explain why Australians pay more for digital downloads, software and IT hardware than customers overseas.
Multiculturalism report released
18 March 2013
Australia is a vibrant multicultural society according to the findings of a report released by the Joint Standing Committee on Migration.
Seniors warned on online fraud
14 March 2013
Even the most educated person can become a victim of cyber-fraud, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.
Strong campaigning needed for referendum success
7 March 2013
The success of a 2013 referendum on constitutional recognition of local government will rely on strong campaigning from local governments and the support of all the states, a parliamentary inquiry has found.
Councillors urge action on referendum campaign
28 February 2013
Queensland councillors have told a parliamentary inquiry that local governments stand ready to lobby hard to ensure a referendum to recognise local government in the Australian Constitution will be successful.
Speaker pays tribute to Joan Child
25 February 2013
House of Representatives Speaker Anna Burke has paid tribute to Joan Child who passed away on Saturday aged 91.
Calls for native title laws overhaul
18 February 2013
A parliamentary committee has been told a comprehensive review is needed into native title laws so the system can be reformed.
Dental services under the spotlight
18 February 2013
Availability, affordability and the demand for dental services for people across Australia will be examined by the House of Representatives Health Committee.
Defence families struggle with PTSD
15 February 2013
A high-profile retired military commander has told a parliamentary inquiry that he has received hundreds of letters from distressed Defence families dealing with the fallout from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Changes urged to FIFO tax breaks
13 February 2013
A parliamentary committee has called for a raft of changes to fringe benefits tax laws available to mining companies amid concerns they are encouraging the use of transient workforces at the cost of local communities.
Addressing gender equality in Pacific parliaments
February 7 2013
Female Pacific parliamentarians will this weekend meet with Australian MPs and senators at a new forum aimed at boosting the numbers of women in Pacific politics.
New inquiry into Timor-Leste, Aust relations
February 6 2013
Australia’s relationship with Timor-Leste will be examined in a new parliamentary inquiry.
Call for more CCTV on cruise ships
February 5 2013
The former husband of a woman who died on board a P&O cruise in 2002 has warned a parliamentary inquiry that cruise ships are the easiest places to get away with crime.
Local government referendum proposal under the spotlight
11 December 2012
A parliamentary committee is investigating whether Australians will back constitutional changes to enshrine federal government powers to fund local councils.