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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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Last week in the House

Week beginning 13 February 2017

Sitting week beginning Monday, 13 February 2017 – 2nd sitting week of the Autumn 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 Human Rights

Standing Committee on Publications

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

  • Referrals made October and November 2016 (1st report of 2017) (13 February 2017)

Selection Committee

  • Report No. 7 relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business on Monday, 27 February 2017 (15 February 2017

Government responses to committee reports presented

Joint Standing Committee on Migration

  •  Seasonal change: Inquiry into the Seasonal Worker Programme (16 February 2017)

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

  • Report 454—Early Years Quality Fund: Review of Auditor-General report No. 23 (2014-15) (13 February 2017)

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation reports presented  

Appointment and discharge of members

Senate messages were reported informing the House of changes to membership of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (16 February 2017)

The Chief Opposition Whip nominated Members to be members of the Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement, and the Member for Mayo nominated herself to be a member of the committee (16 February 2017)

Other committee business

Mr Vasta, Chair of the Standing Committee on Petitions, presented the sixth report of the Committee for the 45th Parliament Report 6: Petitions and Ministerial responses, petitions and Ministers' responses to petitions previously presented to the House (13 February 2017)

Ministerial statements

Closing the Gap - Mr Turnbull, Prime Minister (14 February 2017)

Matters of Public Importance discussed

Energy (14 February 2017

Infrastructure (15 February 2017)

National Disability Insurance Scheme (16 February 2017)

Private Members’ business

Private Members' motions

The following motions were moved and debated on 13 February 2017

Private Members' bills

The following bills were presented on 13 February 2017

Other opportunities for private Members

90 second statements in the House (13 February, 14 February, 15 February and 16 February 2017)

90 second statements in the Federation Chamber (13 February 2017)

Adjournment debate in the House (13 February, 14 February, 15 February and 16 February 2017)

Adjournment debate in the Federation Chamber (16 February 2017)

Grievance debate in the Federation Chamber (14 February 2017)

Members’ constituency statements in the Federation Chamber (13 February, 14 February, 15 February and 16 February 2017)

Other business

Statements on the motion to take note of the document—Closing the Gap: Prime Minister's Report 2017
(14 February and 15 February 2017

Statements on the motion to take note of the document—Auditor-General—Audit report No. 38 of 2016-2017
(15 February 2017)

Suspension of standing orders to allow a motion to be moved in relation to housing affordability (13 February 2017)

Suspension of standing orders to allow a motion to be moved in relation to legislation amending the Native Title Act
(16 February 2017)