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The Parliament has been prorogued and dissolved, but what does this mean?
 Monday, 11 April 2022

The Official Secretary to the Governor-General has just read the proclamation proroguing the parliament and dissolving the House of Representatives, officially bringing an end to the 46th Parliament. When the House is dissolved, this triggers a general election. At the same time, the Governor-General has also prorogued the Parliament. What does this all mean?

Federal Budget 2022-23
 Monday, 28 March 2022

Tomorrow is Budget Day - one of the busiest and most important sitting days of the parliamentary year. It is the day when the government announces the Federal Budget.

International Women's Day - Celebrating women in Parliament
 Wednesday, 9 March 2022

This International Women's Day, About the House is celebrating remarkable firsts achieved by female political leaders in the Federal Parliament.

House sittings commence for 2022
 Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Today, the House of Representatives will begin the first sitting week of 2022. Here is a brief overview of what is planned to be debated, and how you can stay up to date during the week.

Inquiries accepting submissions over the summer break
 Thursday, 23 December 2021

Looking for something to do over the summer break? Parliamentary committees investigate specific matters of policy or government administration or performance. These Committees provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to participate in policy making and to have their views placed on the public record and considered as part of the decision-making process.

Celebrating 75 years of regular radio broadcast of the Australian Parliament
 Thursday, 25 November 2021

This year we celebrated the 75th anniversary of parliamentary broadcasting. Since 1946, Australians have been able to tune in to Parliament from across the country.

By-election for the electoral division of Groom
 Thursday, 8 October 2020

A by-election in the division of Groom will be held on Saturday 28 November.

Groom by-election
 Friday, 18 September 2020

A statement from the Speaker, following the resignation of Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh.

House History: The end of the war
 Tuesday, 18 August 2020

On Wednesday 15 August 1945, World War II ended. How was the end of the war marked in the House of Representatives? Read on to find out.

COVID-19: Statement by the Presiding Officers regarding sittings of Parliament – for the period 24 August 2020 to 3 September 2020
 Monday, 17 August 2020

An announcement on arrangements for operations and activities at Parliament House for the upcoming sittings, along with specific requests to persons travelling to the ACT.

The Parliament’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
 Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Both Houses of the Parliament sat from 10 to 18 June 2020 in what was the first full sitting fortnight since the beginning of March. In the first week, the Houses sat on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (the first sitting Friday since 2008).

Resignation of Member and valedictory remarks
 Friday, 29 May 2020

When a Member resigns his or her seat in the House, he or she must do so by writing to the Speaker (or to the Governor-General if the Speaker is absent). The resignation takes effect and the Member’s seat becomes vacant from the time the letter of resignation is received by the Speaker or the Governor-General.

House Review: 8 April 2020
 Wednesday, 15 April 2020

On 8 April, the focus of the House was on four bills to implement further elements of the Government’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: Statement by the Presiding Officers regarding temporary and precautionary changes to Parliament House operations
 Monday, 16 March 2020

Following implementation of pandemic planning measures, ongoing consultations between the Presiding Officers, Parliamentary Departments and relevant Commonwealth officers and agencies including the Chief Medical Officer, temporary and precautionary changes have been made regarding the operations of Parliament House.

Last chance to have your say on regional Australia
 Thursday, 27 February 2020

Time is running out to have your say on life in regional Australia.

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