Public Information and Events

Lectures, seminars, exhibitions, conferences and other events to promote understanding of the Senate and the Parliament. 

Seminars for public servants

Photographer Ross Becker Date 2011

The Senate provides training for members of the public service including a full-day seminar on the role of the Senate and part-day seminars on topics including Senate committees, the estimates process, getting bills through the Senate, parliamentary privilege and delegated legislation.

Senate Occasional Lecture Series

Coat of Arms created by silversmith Robin Blau Photographer: Richard Ryan  Date 2008

Public lunchtime lectures on topics relating to Parliament and governance. Admission is free and bookings are not required. Lecture transcripts and audio and television recordings of the lectures are also available.

Annual Harry Evans Lecture

Harry Evans

The Harry Evans Lecture commemorates the service to the Senate of the longest serving Clerk of the Senate, Harry Evans. This annual lecture will focus on matters championed by Mr Evans during his tenure as Clerk including the importance of the Senate as an institution, the rights of individual senators and the value of parliamentary democracy.

Exhibitions on display

Magna Carta exhibition

Visit displays in Parliament House on the Magna Carta, parliamentary representatives and the work of the Parliament.

Online exhibitions

Making laws exhibition

Visit current and former exhibitions on the first federal Parliament and the law-making functions of the Parliament.


Senate Committees and Government Accountability Conference, November 2010

Find information on up-coming conferences and proceedings of former conferences.


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