Research and Education

The House of Representatives publishes a range of information about the work of the House and the Parliament. This page contains links to this information.

General information


This series of 22 Infosheets contains detailed information about the workings of the House. The information is suitable for students and people who want to know more about how the Parliament works.

House of Representatives Practice, 6th Edition

The comprehensive and authoritative text on the procedure and practice of the House of Representatives. This 6th Edition was published in September 2012. Previous editions 1 to 5 of House of Representatives Practice (published 1981, 1987, 1997, 2001 and 2005) are also available from the House of Representatives Practice 6th Edition page.


House of Representatives Statistics

Contains statistics on the work of the House of Representatives in relation to legislation, questions, petitions and various other items of business.

Work of the Session

A periodic summary of the business of the House and its committees. Published twice a year.

Procedural publications and research papers

Papers and transcripts on various aspects of Parliamentary process and administration.

Committee information

Further information about House of Representatives Committees and Joint Committees managed by the House of Representatives. 

Parliamentary library collection

The publications are prepared by the Parliamentary Library’s Research Branch for the purpose of supporting the work of the Australian Parliament.  The Parliamentary Library researchers also write short, sharp, factual pieces on issues of current interest to the Parliament and post them on FlagPost, the Parliamentary Library blog.

Parlinfo Search

Parllinfo Search enables visitors to the Parliament of Australia website to search and obtain Australian Parliamentary information resources including Hansard, Bills, Senate Journals, Votes and Proceedings, Notice Papers, Parliamentary Handbook and much more.

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External resources

Parliamentary Studies Centre, Australian National University

The Parliamentary Studies Centre mediates academic research on parliamentary studies (with a particular interest in the comparative studies of strengthening of parliamentary institutions) and welcomes expressions of interest from researchers seeking assistance with such research and those seeking to participate.

The Australia and New Zealand Association of Clerks-at-the-Table (ANZACATT)

The Australia and New Zealand Association of Clerks-at-the-Table (ANZACATT) was formed in 2001 and now comprises 96 members from each House of Parliament in Australia, Norfolk Island and New Zealand. The Association was incorporated in 2010. The objects of the Association are to advance the professional development of its members and to enable its members and other staff of Parliaments in Australia and New Zealand to expand their knowledge of the foundations and principles of parliamentary systems and parliamentary procedure in Australia and New Zealand as well as the administrative practices essential to the smooth operation of Parliament.

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Discover your House – publications for everybody

About the House magazine

About the House is a free colour feature magazine produced five times a year by the International and Community Relations Office of the House of Representatives. It features latest news about the work of the Members of the House, especially Committee investigations.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives

Information about the work of the Speaker of the House of Representatives

A House for the Nation

This CD-ROM presentation contains a comprehensive collection of facts, stories and images of Australias House of Representatives. It is available to schools, tertiary institutions, students and the public.

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Seminar program

The House of Representatives is where governments are formed and where most proposed Commonwealth laws are introduced. Through its seminar program, the House offers people interested in its work an opportunity to find out how the House actually works. Our seminars range from the basic to the very detailed – something for everyone.

Parliamentary Education Office

The Parliamentary Education Office provides parliamentary education services to schools, teachers and students by teaching how parliament works through experiential learning programs, producing resources and publications and running a comprehensive, interactive website with resources for all ages and levels of knowledge.

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Powers, practice and procedures

This page contains links to a range of House of Representatives publications including House of Representatives Practice, Standing Orders and Guide to Procedures.

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