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April 2019

Prorogation of the 45th Parliament and Dissolution of the House of Representatives

The 45th Parliament was prorogued at 8.29 am on Thursday, 11 April 2019 and the House of Representatives was dissolved at 8.30 am on the same day.

October 2018

National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

On Monday 22 October 2018, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse in the House of Representatives.

August 2018

7th edition of House of Representatives Practice released

A new edition of House of Representatives Practice, the essential guide to procedure and practice in the House, is now available.

July 2018

Northern Horizons

Both domestically and internationally, Northern Australia is recognised as an incredible tourism destination. Northern Australia’s stark and contrasting beauty, the potential for greater tourism and its rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture are just some of the opportunities that could be leveraged to grow the industry in Northern Australia.

May 2018

Electoral Matters Committee calls for Referendum

The Electoral Matters Committee has released its report into matters related to Section 44 of the Constitution.

Committee hears evidence on staff ratios for aged care

Securing care for our loved ones can be a complex process. While we all want the best for our family and friends, some inquiry participants have suggested that Australia’s aged care system may not be keeping pace with the needs of our nation’s elderly.

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