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These Infosheets provide useful information about the business of the House and Federation Chamber.

For the official record of the proceedings of the House, including a list of papers presented, go to the Votes and Proceedings. To read transcripts of the debates, go to Hansard.

More House statistics

Statistical records of the work of the House of Representatives are available on a range of business items, including legislation, questions, statements and petitions.

Last week in the House

Week beginning 17 September 2018

This page provides an overview of the key events of the last sitting week in the House of Representatives. It includes all bills presented and debated; and selected statements, debates and committee business. For the official record of proceedings, see the Votes and Proceedings. For a detailed procedural account of events, see the Procedural Digest and House Review.

Key Events

  • Remonstrance of the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory presented (18 September)
  • A bill on food contamination was introduced and passed all stages (20 September)


23 bills were presented and 7 bills were passed by the House

Click here for a list of bills introduced and debated in the House

Ministerial Statements

No Ministerial statements were made

Matters of Public Importance discussed

Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented

Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities

  • Building up and moving out: Inquiry into the Australian Government’s role in the development of cities (17 September)

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

  • Report 473: Defence Major Projects Report (2016-17): Inquiry based on Auditor-General’s report 26 (2017-18) (19 September)

Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth

To read other committee reports, see committees

Delegation reports presented

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to China, 2 to 6 July 2018 (19 September)

Australian Parliamentary Study Field Visit (Mental Health), to the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden and Canada (19 September)

To read other delegation reports, see Outgoing delegations and visits

Private Members’ motions

The following motions were moved and debated on 17 September 2018

Debate resumed on the following motions on 17 September 2018