Last week in the House

Week beginning 27 October 2014

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.


Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Selection Committee

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry

Standing Committee on Economics

Standing Committee on Publications

Government responses to committee reports presented

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation reports presented

Other committee business

Dr Jensen, Chair of the Standing Committee on Petitions, presented petitions and Minister's responses to petitions previously presented to the House (27 October 2014)

Appointment and discharge of members

Senate message was received informing the House that Senator Lazarus had been appointed a member of the Joint Select Committee on the Australia Fund Establishment (29 October 2014)

Senate message was received informing the House that Senator Reynolds and Senator Seselja had been appointed members of the Joint Select Committee on the Australia Fund Establishment (30 October 2014)

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Ministerial statements

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Australia-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (28 October 2014)

Infrastructure (30 October 2014)

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Matters of Public Importance discussed

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Higher Education (28 October 2014)

Cost of Living (29 October 2014)

Budget (30 October 2014)

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Debate on private Members’ motions

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The following private Members' motions were moved and debated on 27 October 2014

Commonwealth funding to Queensland - Mrs J. Prentice (Ryan, Qld)

Ebola - Ms C. F. King (Ballarat, Vic)

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Public works referrals and approvals

The following pubic works were referred to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Works, for consideration and report to the House, on 28 October 2014

The following public works were approved by the House on 29 October 2014

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More information

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.

More House statistics

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

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