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This series of 22 Infosheets contains detailed information about the workings of the House.

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November 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education to be examined

The House Committee on Indigenous Affairs has re-opened submissions on an inquiry into educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

October 2016

House committees established

The House of Representatives has established a range of committees to assist the work of the 45th Parliament.

Parliamentary committees investigate specific matters of policy or government administration or performance.

2016 election under scrutiny

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has commenced an inquiry into this year's federal election.

Committee Chair Senator Linda Reynolds said "the inquiry will provide an important opportunity for interested members of the Australian public to provide feedback on the conduct of the 2016 election."

September 2016

e-Petitions for the House of Representatives

It's now even easier to have your say to the Parliament, with the House of Representatives adopting electronic petitioning.

August 2016

New members meet early

Newly-elected members of the House of Representatives have come to Canberra to discuss their new roles as federal parliamentarians.