Powers, practice and procedure
House of Representatives Practice is the comprehensive and authoritative text on the procedure and practice of the House of Representatives.
Guide to Procedures is a concise introduction to the procedures of the House of Representatives, intended for participants in and observers of proceedings in the Chamber of the House and the Federation Chamber.
This series of 22 Infosheets contains detailed information about the workings of the House. The information is suitable for students and people who want to know more about how the Parliament works.
The Procedural Digest is a record of selected procedural events in the House of Representatives Chamber and the Federation Chamber. It includes Speaker's rulings, precedents and unusual situations.
The Procedural Digest is published at the conclusion of a House sitting week or fortnight.
A periodic summary of the business of the House and its committees. Published twice a year.
Contains statistics on the work of the House of Representatives in relation to legislation, questions, petitions and various other items of business.
Papers and transcripts on various aspects of Parliamentary process and administration.
Further information about House of Representatives Committees and Joint Committees managed by the House of Representatives.
The publications are prepared by the Parliamentary Library’s Research Branch for the purpose of supporting the work of the Australian Parliament. The Parliamentary Library researchers also write short, sharp, factual pieces on issues of current interest to the Parliament and post them on FlagPost, the Parliamentary Library blog.
Parllinfo Search enables visitors to the Parliament of Australia website to search and obtain Australian Parliamentary information resources including Hansard, Bills, Senate Journals, Votes and Proceedings, Notice Papers, Parliamentary Handbook and much more.
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The House of Representatives is where governments are formed and where most proposed Commonwealth laws are introduced. Through its seminar program, the House offers people interested in its work an opportunity to find out how the House actually works. Our seminars range from the basic to the very detailed – something for everyone.
The Parliamentary Education Office provides parliamentary education services to schools, teachers and students by teaching how parliament works through experiential learning programs, producing resources and publications and running a comprehensive, interactive website with resources for all ages and levels of knowledge.
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