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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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Statistical records of the work of the House of Representatives are available on a range of business items, including legislation, questions, statements and petitions.

Last week in the House

Week beginning 22 May 2017

Sitting week beginning Monday, 22 May 2017 – 2nd sitting week of the Winter 2017 period of sittings of the 45th Parliament.

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. For a full report of the business dealt with, including a list of documents presented, go to the Votes and Proceedings. To read the debates, including question time, go to Hansard

Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

  • Annual report of committee activities 2015-2016 (22 May 2017)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement

  • Examination of the Australian Crime Commission annual report 2014-15 (25 May 2017)
  • Examination of the Australian Federal Police annual report 2014-15 (25 May 2017)

Standing Committee on Petitions

  • Report 10: Petitions and Ministerial responses (22 May 2017)

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

  • Referrals made December 2016 and February 2017 (4th report of 2017) (22 May 2017)

Selection Committee

  • Report No. 11 relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business on Monday, 29 May 2017 (24 May 2017)

Government responses to committee reports presented

There were no Government responses to committee reports presented

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation reports presented

Appointment and discharge of members

There were no changes to committee memberships

Other committee business

Mr Vasta, Chair of the Standing Committee on Petitions, presented petitions and Ministers' responses to petitions previously presented to the House (22 May 2017)

Ministerial statements

50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and 25th Anniversary of the Mabo High Court decision - Mr Turnbull, Prime Minister (24 May 2017)

Matters of Public Importance discussed

Banks (23 May 2017)

Budget (25 May 2017)

Schools (24 May 2017)

Private Members’ business

Private Members' motions

The following motions were moved and debated on 22 May 2017

Private Members' bills

The following bill was presented on 22 May 2017

Other opportunities for private Members

90 second statements in the House (22 May, 23 May, 24 May and 25 May 2017)

Adjournment debate in the House (22 May, 23 May, 24 May and 25 May 2017)

Members’ constituency statements in the Federation Chamber (22 May, 23 May, 24 May and 25 May 2017)

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 or public works approved

Other business

Statement by the Speaker—50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and 25th Anniversary of the Mabo High Court rulings (24 May 2017)

Statements in relation to the Manchester tragedy (23 May 2017)

Suspension of standing orders to allow a motion to be moved calling on the Treasurer to immediately release bank tax legislation (24 May 2017)