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International parliamentarians gather in Canberra
 Monday, 13 January 2020

Canberra is hosting to a meeting of parliamentarians from around the world, with the 28th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum opened today.

Questions on Notice: We’ll join our Houses
 Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The House and the Senate have the power to investigate matters by using Committees - but what happens if BOTH Houses want to look into an issue?

Questions on Notice: Mace head revisited
 Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Having seen an image of the Mace online, a writer asked the Serjeant if they could see some higher-quality images of the Mace, and about what happened when our current Mace replaced the House’s previous Mace in 1951.

House Review: 14 - 24 October
 Monday, 28 October 2019

This sitting fortnight featured a commemoration of the first anniversary of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse; a Ministerial Statement on veterans and their families; and the passage of a number of bills.

Young speakers visit makes an impression
 Friday, 18 October 2019

The House of Representatives played host to powerful young voices this week, with the winners of the 2019 My First Speech competition delivering their speeches in Parliament House.

Replay the 2019 Speaker's Lecture
 Thursday, 26 September 2019

Read or watch Troy Bramston's 2019 Speaker's Lecture on the life and politics of Sir Robert Menzies.

Questions on Notice: Budget, interrupted
 Thursday, 19 September 2019

What happens when an election is called before the Parliament can agree to the Federal Budget?

Questions on Notice: What is prorogation?
 Tuesday, 3 September 2019

In the United Kingdom, prorogation is in the news. Just what is prorogation, and how does it work in Australia's Parliament?

Questions on Notice: Once, twice, three times a Speaker
 Friday, 9 August 2019

If you have a question about the House of Representatives, you can ask us! Our research team will stop at nothing to find you an answer, no matter how obscure the topic. In this question we look at if the current Speaker being elected three times unopposed is a record.

Questions on Notice: The Suite Life
 Monday, 1 July 2019

If you have a question about the House of Representatives, you can ask us! Our research team will stop at nothing to find you an answer, no matter how obscure the topic. In the US Congress, offices space is allocated by lotto. How do we do things in Australia?

Welcoming the class of 2019
 Monday, 1 July 2019

Newly-elected Members of the House of Representatives came to Canberra in June to discuss their new roles as federal parliamentarians.

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Submission deadline extended for bushfire inquiry
 Wednesday, 22 January 2020

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment has extended the submission deadline for its inquiry into the intensity and frequency of bushfires. Submissions are now invited by 31 March 2020.

PFAS remediation and health—first report
 Friday, 20 December 2019

Today the PFAS Sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) tabled the first report of its inquiry into PFAS remediation in and around Defence bases.

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