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The Parliamentary Handbook provides detailed information about Parliament including the parliamentary service and political careers of Senators and Members, and details of parliamentary committees and elections. A new edition of the Parliamentary Handbook will be published in 2014.
The 43rd Parliament was prorogued and the House of Representatives was dissolved on 5 August 2013. A general election was held on 7 September 2013. Information about Members of the 44th Parliament will be published as seats are declared and biographical details become available.
Full Version [PDF 3.9MB]
Part 1 - National Symbols [PDF 201KB] [Part 1 and 2 ePub 7.31MB]
Part 2 - The Forty-third Parliament [PDF 2.4KB] [Part 1 and 2 ePub 7.31MB]
Part 3 - Elections [PDF 339KB] [ePub 4.32MB]
Part 4 - The Constitution [PDF 252KB]
Part 5 - Referendums and Plebiscites [PDF 302KB] [ePub 3.90MB]
Part 6 - Historical information on the Australian Parliament [PDF 785KB] [ePub 38.8MB]
The Handbook is available to download as an ebook in individual parts. Information is correct up to and including 1 August 2011, however, some major changes have been incorporated up to 1 April 2012.
The following pages are regularly updated
Historical biographical information can be found in previous editions of the Parliamentary Handbook, and can be searched through ParlInfo