Last week in the House

Week beginning 24 March 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

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation preports presented

Appointment and discharge of members

Mr S. P. Jones was discharged from the Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications and, in his place, Mr Giles was appointed a member of the committee (26 March 2014)

Other committee business

Dr Jenson, Chair of the Standing Committee on Petitions, presented a petition and Ministers' responses to petitions previously presented to the House (24 March 2014)

Mr Smith, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, made a statement relating to the inquiry into the 2013 Federal election (27 March 2014)

Privileges and Members’ Interests Committee

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Ministerial statements

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Australian National Audit Office's audit of Norfolk Island financial statements - Mr Briggs, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development (27 March 2014)

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Matters of Public Importance discussed

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Australia's future (27 March 2014)

Budget (26 March 2014)

Financial adivice (25 March 2014)

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Debate on private Members’ motions

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The following private Members' motions were debated on 24 March 2014

ABC and SBS - Ms Parke (Fremantle, WA)

Deregulation - Mr Hawke (Mitchell, NSW)

Franchise sector - Mr Ripoll (Oxley, Qld)

G20 - Ms Gambaro (Brisbane, Qld)

Human rights - Ms Rowland (Greenway, NSW)

M1-M2 Link - Mr Ruddock (Berowra, NSW)

Republic referendum - Dr Leigh (Fraser, ACT)

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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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